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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Faux Fur Follies Day 4
Yesterday I finally took the plunge and added pattern to the picture of Lynn which I'm calling Faux Fur Follies. It took me a long time to figure out which pattern to add, and I have to give Chris a lot of credit - he came out to the studio and talked me through it and watched as I photoshopped some possibilities in to see how it would look. Here is our photoshop edition, a bit crude, but it gave me enough of an idea that I decided to go with it. (on the right)
Last night I got some of the colors put on. I was feeling pretty good about it. The orange was the underpainting and felt too bright, so I was glad when I got rid of that today. I chose colors that were less pink than in the photoshopped version. (on the left)
Today I finished the pattern wall then put shadows behind her knee, the coat, and her hand. I also increased the amount of flooring to her right in order to make the room look larger. Then, finally, I changed the color of the wall behind her. I thought about adding another pattern behind her. Here's that thought:
There's a lot I like about it - I like the sense of space that the lines create and the fun of it. Chris said he thinks it looks like a fun house. I'm not opposed to that, given how happy she looks. It makes the picture even more enigmatic - where is she and what is she doing there and why is she there and what the heck is happening??!!
In preparation for that step, I painted the wall behind her tan. I took a moment to step back and look at it before painting the pattern (plus, I needed to wait for the paint to dry). I decided I really like it with just the tan, so for now I'm going to leave it like this. I worked on her hair somemore and may do some more on her coat, but otherwise, I might be finished. Maybe. Unless I get a wild hair someplace that makes me do something else to it!