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These are small, sucky process shots for an acrylic painting I christened "From Concubine to Empress", having just read a ton of literature on the 1800's China.
The painting didn't come out as I had planned but not too bad either. And I know, I was too lazy to paint the hands. It happens!
This is where we end up at: the finished acrylic painting.
Preliminary PS sketch -> lead pencil sketch on cardboard
Cutting stencils for coloring the background / making the patterns on the dress
Stencilling the black background. I was supposed to use black spray paint but didn't have any left so I opted for acrylics.
Stencilling the red circle.
Coloring in the base shades of the garments
Adding some light shadows
Adding darker shadows; defining general shape of the 'do
Developing the face
Still needs jewelry + dress embroidery
Close-up of the head w/ the jewelry and flowers
Added garment patterns
Finished painting; close-up