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I have been having a lot of fun learning how to use my new digital camcorder and playing around with Windows Movie Maker. I have managed to make progress on my painting project at the same time as well. My initial inspiration for the painting was a blooming cherry tree, but my idea has evolved over time to a fantasy portrait that will incorporate the colors of the blooming spring sakura blossoms. As I looked around for reference and inspiration pictures, I realized that there were plenty of representations out there of my favorite flowers. My new vision for this project will be a stylized portrait of a lovely woman with petal-like skin and flowing white hair. It isn't a new idea either, but I enjoy painting people and animals more than I do flowers.
|Rough sketch for painting by Pumibel|
I created this very basic sketch in my Canson XL sketchbook and taped to my drawing board/ tabletop easel to use as a reference. You will see this sketch in some of the videos I am making to document my process. This short clip shows me redrawing the face on to my canvas and introduces my materials.
|Current painting progress and brushes used|
From L to R: acrylic round #3, acrylic flat #10, oil flat #4, oil round #3,
acrylic round #6, all Royal & Langnickel