This week’s inspirational quote was from Neil Gaiman.
And my take on the prompt.
My imperfect tree girl. 🙂
I have been dreaming of this girl for quite a time now and this week’s quote was the perfect one to make her. My idea was to make an old, angry, gothic inspired tree but she did not turn out that way. I still have to learn how to draw an old face. What was I thinking in the first place? lol! 😀 And just my other girls, she looked sad as per my husband but that’s how they always look – always sad on their resting faces – so….sad it is.
Coloring her hair was one of the best part of this piece. I hoped I had achieved that leaf color. I used walnut ink, derwent aquatone sticks and dylusions ink sprays for coloring. It was my first time to use walnut ink with a dip pen for outlining and I loved it.
Can you spot the mistakes I did? 🙂
First, her neck. It should look like a trunk but it did not. I don’t know what I was doing. My husband told me her neck looked liked it had drips from chocolate ice cream. Oh my!
Then there is the color bleed from the tree design I put under her eyes. Actually, I love the effect the bleed did but my perfectionist self won’t allow me.
Lastly, its the blue smudges all around the page. It was from the side of my palm where blue dylusions ink were on and I did not know it was there. Oh well.
So, yes, mistakes. I.must.put.perfectionist.self.inside.the.closet. Carrie, its okay. You can appreciate her for who she is. Go and relax now.