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Rose of Sharon

Timelapse of a painting I'd made for a Facebook art group with regular themed challenges. In this case, it was to personify a flower. I'll definitely be remaking this; I normally do my human figures in vectors because of the clean lines and flat textures. White paint strokes make them look rather doughy. The reference was a stock image by the lovely Maria Amanda from her DeviantART page: http://mariaamanda.deviantart.com/ photography by Mike Thomassen.
I used LibreOffice Draw to make a kind of mannequin to import as a layer into Procreate on my iPad.

finished product

finished product

Rose of Sharon speedpaint

Vector reference made in LibreOffice Draw.

Vector reference made in LibreOffice Draw.

Original stock image from the wonderful Maria Amanda's DevART page.

Original stock image from the wonderful Maria Amanda's DevART page.