Thursday, November 12, 2009
Absinthe Faerie Second Pass
I left the Absinthe Faerie alone for a week or so and then decided to go back in and work a bit more on her. I liked what I had but still felt it needed something - it was a little too misty.
She was essentially a watercolour painting and so I went back in with gouache, which is also watercolour but opaque, and just pushed the contrasts a little further in a couple of places. Gouache is a great way to make adjustments on a watercolour because you can work over your mistakes they you would in oil or acrylic. I tightened up her face a little and tweaked her dress. I also added to the wings and darkened the darks in the weed tangle a little more. The changes are subtle but I think it works just a bit better now.
We just got back from Faeriecon where we had a terrific time. We met a ton of great people and just kind of bathed in the peaceful, earth friendly environment - so much fun - can't wait for next year.