I went to a party and met this girl who let her friends tattoo her. It was quite the scene so I thought I would commeorate the momment. Come to think of it, that’s a little redundant since she has all the souvenir tattoos. Here is a quite orange wash for the backgroun and crimson shades to create the base layer and give the tone I want.
A few quick sittings to get the curtains done and start some detail in the people. A nice white wash gave the girl’s forehead the nice lighting.
I want some more fantasy or whimsy in the painting so I’m gona try adding a colourful base to the skin.
And now for shading… but I went too far. That guy is way too dark.
Starting over I washed the people in a skin tone.
And reshade. But he’s too dark again. And there’s no whimsy.
Green was a bad choice. We want something lively. Can’t use pink so lets try orange; and while it’s still wet cover in white.
And wash the colours together
I still think the guy is too dark in relation to the girl and I finally got her face right, so lighten he goes.
It really needs more tone, so darken everything, and add a pink wash once it’s dry. Signed and complete.