Slowly working on this piece, acrylic and pastel pencil on Stonehenge paper.
When I put all my work together, it becomes clear that I view animals, humans, and nature as one unit. All intertwined and mixed up. There are really no borders and rigid lines in nature, everything functions in harmony.
I started this with the intent on recording the process. As I started it, I realized I had no idea what I was doing. As I painted, I shifted features and changed things I had liked about it, having to go back and fix it. This led me on a spree of studying portraiture in acrylic and oil techniques, doing other paintings as practice and finally getting a hold of the things I was missing. I came to this final result, stepping away so I wouldn't completely wreck it as I had done a few times already. I am happy with it, and think it was a good first step in getting closer to a realistic style with acrylics.
Working on this drawing that I started last summer, thought i'd be daring and actually finish it! This piece was representative of my thoughts at the time about women being used as decorative objects and not listening to them and giving real value to their thoughts and ideas.
Experimenting with my pencil portrait style, something I've been learning a lot more about in the last year.