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Dragon, fairy princess, fantasy, WIP

Well here is where I am at the moment and you can see My imaginary Friend is starting to take shape.   I do think it would have been a bit better on a larger canvas but I wanted to work on paper.  Ended up however cutting down a canvas piece that I had.  I don't know but canvas scares me and I always feel like I am going to make a mistake and that mistake takes up room and hangs around a long time.  Plus canvas is pretty rough and to get details you need smoother.  Well I did the canvas hoping that if I paint on it enough I will get a feel for it.

I have to make myself not touch the little girl's face any more.  I probably have overworked it as it is, so nothing more.  Pretty much just getting in the base tones now.  I am working with so many translucent colors - who knew so many were my favorites?  Anyway, I am ending up blocking a lot of things in so that I can cut down on the guidelines which got a little dark for me.  One nice thing about acrylics I can always redraw at any point and know that it will be covered.

So right now I am at today's stopping point and going to try to take a walk, as I haven't been outside much since we have had nothing but rain.  Paul has measured 18 inches versus our normal 6-7 inches  since the year began.  Yikes, no wonder we see nothing but gray days.  But it is cold, but not windy like yesterday's 45 mph, so maybe I can tough it out and get some fresh air.

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  1. Look at that fantastic sky!! Do not touch it!

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  2. WOW! Love the sky, and her face is perfect. So sweet. Rock on Nelvia!

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  3. This is looking pretty good Nelvia. I think kids faces have to be the hardest things to get right - they so often look too old so this is a good job. I am wondering about the dragon's tail as it seems to be coming from his leg not his rear - lol. You always pick such tough subjects and end up doing a great job - good luck!

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