The following painting "Starseed" is broken down below for you...
#1- Have a vague idea/inspiration of what i am wanting to paint (haha often times VASTLY different of what comes out in the end)
#3- Get all dolled up with how I want myself to look like in the photos which will be painted. I added LOTS of makeup, black lipstick and knew that i was going to make some slight changes on Photoshop like remove my eyebrows, haha didn't want to commit that badly to the photo shoot!
#4- Feel like a complete idiot and take my own reference photos, hahahha- take as many as possible since you WONT want to take more. Switched up poses to what i thought may work if my composition/vision changes over time
#7- Draw and paint....
#8- Keep drawing and painting........ totally hating it by now! thinking what have I started!
#9- Initial portrait done. As you can see i had a third eye there added in on the forehead, scrapped that idea and painted over it. I also had the idea to add in atom rings around my head. That idea came to me while in the gym. You should see the mirrors in our gym, covered with painting ideas with dry erase marker!
In the end i finally decided i would try the galaxy with this cool stain glass paint i discovered. It was an experience to paint with. Other finishing touches included the rings which i added last, and the flower of life with silver in the center of the orb. Painted the gallery depth edges black and called it a day!
Whewwwww now on to the next one!