It's coming together gradually, and I think it's at that point where I have enough down to see the shape it's taking...but not enough for it to look good yet, haha.
I wanted to let it have a loose, painterly look to it. I'm not quite at the level of realism in paining that I'd like to be in order to make her look photorealistic, so large blocks of colour work well for me.
Started with a base wash of green, to compliment the blues and flesh tones I'd be using in the final piece
In my thumbnail it was red, but I found that the red ribbon on the dark background looked
too gothic for this piece.
Creepy skin mask!
Laid in the foundation for her face and blocked out where the jewel is going to sit on the ribbons.
This thing watched me sleep last night.