Before I started my blog--way way before I started, I always visited other people's blogs--in particularly--angel artists. And thinking to myself, that I would love to paint an angel, but thinking that I couldn't. I have made a few angels in the past but on a smaller scale with very little detail--they didn't even have faces on them. But then came my blog, and the encouragement from all of you and then my online classes, and I felt a little more confident and just DID it--instead of wondering if I could or not. (Remember to click on this to see all of the textured details!)
She first started out as just a face that I drew in my sketchbook and "demonstrated" at my show last week--
I wouldn't really call it demonstrating--I never looked up once and when I finished sketching her face, I just put it away--it sure did pass the time quickly though. It was on Sunday, and near the end of the show. I wasn't really worried so much about the face as I was (and this may sound silly) the wings and halo. As many angels that I've seen, I always look at them as a whole and never pay a whole lot of attention to the wings or halo--more specifically, the positioning of them. So I've been going to all of these generous angel artists' sites and paying more attention to these aspects. And I found that it doesn't really matter where you put anything---it's just your own style. So I want to say a big Thank You to all of you angel artists out there for inspiring me, and chances are, if you create angels, I've been to your site!
And also, when I started out with her, I deliberately took my time. I would work on her for a little while and stop for the day even if I wanted to keep going--I just enjoyed the process--