Tuesday, October 14, 2008

painting of Bee (Ruby) part 1

I started the painting of Bee (short for Ruby), the MC in my NaNoWriMo novel. This is a different process from the one I used for Sheila, the zombie cheerleader. This time I did a pencil sketch, then used black paint to re-sketch over the pencil lines, changing things that didn’t work and adding in the trees in the background.

I don’t usually paint people like this, they’re either kids and parents in picture books, or they are abstract figures. All-in-all, I’m liking the way it looks so far. Bee seems a little younger than YA, but at least she doesn’t look like she’s five. What do you think?

The next step is color. I’m going to use thin washes / glazes of acrylic to start, then who knows what will happen. ;)

Happy Tuesday everyone!