Then, I got started on another insect. They're quite time consuming, and very detailed. I very much enjoyed painting this butterfly. It is a "Alcidis agathyrus verso" whatever that means. It was pretty, so I painted it.
The detail work was oh so tedious. But, very rewarding. I really love how it turned out!
Today, I had a hair up my rear to paint a frame. So I got on that! I searched for some vintage frames on Pinterest and Google a while back, and now I have this nice collection on Pinterest for reference. :)
At this point I was done inking. It spent most of the day on my desk like this, nekkid. I really couldn't decide which color to paint it! I was thinking blue, but then thought, "Man, I work with blue A LOT...". Then I was leaning towards green, because I love green too. By then I was chatting with Amanda on FB, and was telling her of my conundrum. She suggested that I work with a color that I don't work with often. So I picked yellow. :)
At this point, all was well and good, and then I felt like it needed to be off the page a bit. But I still think I ruined it... Sigh.
What do you think? I really wanted the frame to "come off the page" like I said... But maybe I failed at that a bit. I was doing soooo well with trying not to be a perfectionist whilst sketching this out. And I kind of feel like I ruined it. Everyone is saying that I didn't, but maybe sleeping, and coming back to it tomorrow, I will change my mind!
Paint Party Friday