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Working Wednesday

I did a project a while back (January and February) with the intents of starting a blog and posting my progress.  I’m a bit late on starting the blog, but here’s the whole project:

My husband’s friend wanted a painting for his Dungeons and Dragons groups.  Apparently that’s a thing (and kind of a really cool thing, I can’t think of being part of a group that loved what they did so much they got paintings done).  So he gave me a list of the 7 people (outside of himself, but he’s the guy that reads and doesn’t have a character).  I did some preliminary sketches of the characters (and somehow totally forgot to design one until the painting).  These are those sketches:

Then I did some very basic background sketches just so I could see what kind of thing he was going for:

There are more, but those are the ones I could find.  He liked the one with eyes overlooking everyone (him) and the castle.  So that’s what I went with and planned.  Somehow I always end up doing math when I do art.  Always.

12 Maths

I’m still working on learning composition.  Honestly, I get it a little bit, but I have a long way to go.  So, like any sane person housesitting/dogsitting for their sister-in-law, I gathered my niece’s toys and staged my painting.  I showed this to the person who wanted the painting and they were definitely amused:

11 Reference

And that’s when I started to paint:

And eventually I finished.  Let me tell you, it’s hard to take pictures of paintings.  You need really amazing lighting and probably no flash.  I’m not good at it.  But I tried.

18 Poorly lit finished project

My supplies weren’t great (my better paints are in storage, I’ll be able to get to them in a few months).  I took forever.  The better I get, the faster I’ll be.  In the mean time, it’s the nice start to a side hustle.

-Smudged

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