Here are just a few of the sketches, photo references, revisions, etc. of my IMC 2010 assignment for Beauty and the Beast.
So, have you ever had a painting that you just can't get the way you are seeing it in your mind's eye? I know, most of my stuff falls into that "something's lacking" category. Well, some have more lacking than others and Beauty and the Beast has had more than it's share of revisions in it's quest to measure up to my vision. In preparing something for my Spectrum entry, I have revisited B & B, yet again and am now on my 7th version...or something close to that.Here's BB#7. This is much closer to my original idea of the Japanese vertical silk painting. Paint goes on tonight. Watercolor. And yes, I know he doesn't have any eyes...I'm painting those in...as well as the stripes.