So now I am ready to put paint to canvas. Let's begin! I basically just block in with color where thigns are going to go. Notice the wave?
Well I had to change it. Composition wise it just wasn't coming together the way I wanted it to. Once I reversed the curl...it flowed so fast I was thrilled! Her hair becomes the wave and it all comes from her tears. The lava comes from her lips - deep beneath the surface.
For this painting I did something I normally don't do and that was to turn the canvas as I worked on her face. I wanted to make sure she wasn't wonky! Her fern haku blends the two planes together.
More details in her eye and...voila!
The Legend of Haumea