lately i’ve been painting a lot of girls with red hair again. it’s what i started out with for most of my characters and it feels like the perfect time to go back to it.
yet, i can’t always seem to get these girls right. this red head started out all mysterious…almost as if she’s coming straight out of the graveyard book by neil gaiman.
she felt far too dark black for me. so i lightened her up.
she started to take shape again and i loved that she seemed to be walking away from some big, dramatic city…
but she still wasn’t right, so i completely covered her up and brought back the red hair and gave her some braids.
and when i didn’t like that, i went back to black. i filled almost everything in and quickly this girl came about.
she sort of seems to be walking into or out of an ocean in the night. i’m not sure where she’ll be going next, but i love wherever she is headed.
i’ll be back from my art and travel time in england later this week! and cannot wait to share all of the photos with you!