Here we are with "The Girl Who Wanted Illumination." Character named, Shi Shi. Last weekend I came across another bundle of scrapbook paper and bejeweled stickers that I wanted to use. And here we go with my first shot...
Sketched. A touch difficult at first. However, the basis was "something cute."
Filling in her eyelids, the heel of my hand came in contact with some drying spots. So by accident, I splotched her face a little. My immediate reaction was to take the drawing and crumble it all up. But I kept going. There's always ways around these things, right? Nonetheless, I left the drawing alone for the night after that situation.
Minimal watercolor in use. Though I began to think what exactly was I going to do for her backdrop. Should I paint it? Paint around her?
In the spirit of my last drawing, I took another slice of bristol board and painted it a soft black. All materials gathered, I knifed out her clothes. Or the potential areas for clothes.
Seeing that I would glue her onto the black-painted board, I used tape to keep her "clothes" together. Too much glue everywhere is messy. Anyway, stenciling out the pieces were a breeze. Not complicated this time around.
Lovely. Chalk pastels are all colored and in place. Soft blue for the hair and a peach tone for skin. Layers.
I do not like the way I streaked her hair. It was so wavy and wild that I lost control of its movement. Also, I think I should've called it a night at this point. I was ready to lay down.
I can't say this will be the final look. I had troubles losing its scale with my tiny scanner. So I used lighting and my phone's camera to get a larger scale. So I'm not sure yet. I work with what I have. Nonetheless, I revived her coloring which gave her this inner illuminating appeal. Extra sparkle to her eyes, etc. I'm still on the fence about this one. Small things I maybe didn't do as well as I hoped earlier in the process seems to show. But then I look back and think she's too damn cute! She reminds me of Aja from Jem and the Holograms.