Since this series of portraits are random and not commissioned, I feel free to experiment with new techniques and challenges.
Most of my work is rough sketched on paper. On this one I wanted to do all the work digital using Photoshop), including the rough draft.
My goal was to create a lively, colorful, feminine portrait in a realistic but loose style.
Here are some of the techniques I used –
symbolism > beauty – butterfly, iconic clothing, beautiful girl
color > limited colors repeated for unified look
shape > ties of kimono and flower petals mimic the shape of butterfly wings
constructed traditional clothing –vs- loose and gestural drawing style
warm colors –vs– cool colors