Her Highness I just absolutely loved the expression on this lady and knew I wanted to try to capture her elegance and serenity. I knew that I didn't want an exact portrait and decided to try another mixed media piece. I added blobs of paint and used my large scraper to make the areas of color. Just put paint on a piece of watercolor paper. Then I inscribed and mixed the colors together with the end of my brush and got all the wavy lines (in real life they actually stand up so there is a 3D effect to the background). Where I thought I wanted the face I really scraped most of the paint off, and ended up with color blotches and tones, and if you look in the forehead you can sort of see the design that was left. I thought it would add some variance to the skin tones. I also want to keep her very soft so I tried to stay in the pastel tones, even with the lips. Once I got shadows and lights added in, and went over it with some skin tone and more blue colors I let
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