So this will probably be the last painting I do for the year, and I'm pretty happy to end the year off with this piece. I'm now using colour! Mwahahahahaha! So yeah, I started this one initially as a speed painting to just get comfortable splashing colour around and working values, but after a short while I realised I was really enjoying the progress that I was making so I just kept going and decided to refine it.
I found a reference image of actress Emmy Rossum after I had this really vivid dream where she was in it - quite weird, but that's how it goes. I started this painting a couple weeks back, however after getting about 3/4 of the way through, I had to stop working on it because of other commitments, but once I finally had some time free I was able to sit down and finish it off. Proportions are a little off here and there, and ofcourse I'd like to have spent more time refining some things, however I've decided that I shouldn't get too hung up on this one but try and keep pushing myself with the next one I do.
The Reference Image of Emmy Rossum.
The sketch I started with.
A "Work In Progress" showing the development of Em.