Heather Santos encouraged us to let go of perfect with lesson 9 of the Soul Food class. Use limited colours and tools and don't worry about the minuscule details. It was really hard to stop faffing and keep it loose. I did use just one brush... but did go in search of a toothpick to scratch in some details and used a Posca pen and Pilot Permaball to add some final details. Just a few itsy bitsy ones - made myself stop before I did too much. Honest Guv!
*Multiple picture alert* I took some photos as I went along - she started off on the top of a background I already had in my journal. You can see some of the marks peeking through on the final face.There were many phases of loving and hating this as I worked through it... but I kind of love her now. She accidentally ended up in the journal where I do arty bits that are a kind of message to myself - so that's where I used the Posca pen - the title of the lesson seemed a good message ;)
I reckon she's number 9 of my 40 portraits too. Yay.
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