So I’ve made some small progress on this, although I needed to rethink the position of her left eye. She won’t stay half blind
Overall I’m very pleased with how this is going. I’m learning a lot about how to achieve the result I want with paint, about how to finish these boards, and about composition.
When I started with this, I did not sand the board. I don’t know why. Probably because I’m lazy but I learned my lesson. I put 1 layer of acrylic gel medium on the surface and started painting. This is a big mistake because the texture of the wood catches extra paint and created hard little bumps. I had to sand her face and remove some of the paint. Now it’s mostly flat but I need to touch it up a lot. Instead of focusing on the face and skin tone again, I’m going to move onto her head dress. I’ll go back later to her face because I get too caught up and feel like I’m not progressing enough.
Yesterday I sanded my next board. I applied a few layers of gel medium and I plan to sand it fully before starting anything!
But you know, why is this taking me so long? I have a short attention span, too many hobbies, and too little structure. Surely it can’t be all that bad though?