This is a head painting of another friend of Sala’s, the lovely Rachelle. I actually had her dress up for me over Christmas break and we had a photo shoot.
I did a basic pencil sketch to start out with then scanned it into the computer to paint it digitally.
This was just supposed to be another study, but I was having so much fun that I ended up creating a mostly finished painting. She reminds me a bit of Maid Marian so if I were to name this piece it would be “Dreams of Sherwood.”
Here are some close ups, I’m rather pleased with the clasp design I created:
Sometime I may come back to this piece and refine the border on her hood, but I’m happy with it for now. Thanks for posing for me Rachelle!