This is the second part in my Arting posts. Today I’m going to talk about what I painted on my first speedpaint. You can read Arting Part 1 HERE.
As I said in part 1, I wanted to start a Spring. I need a sort of logo and I had an idea of what I wanted. I ended up with a decent amount of sketches, but I settled one (I still want to illustrate the other ones). Since I settled on Sweet Dream Afro (that can be found here) there were many elements I wanted to include. First and foremost, I wanted to make fashion like piece. The hair had to be natural, so I went with loose twist outs. And finally I wanted a dream element, the sleeping kind by the way. In this case I opted for closed eyes and a dream journal. This is a personal touch because I have been keeping a dream journal since 2013. I may talk about how I got into dream journaling eventually.
In previous iterations (and this one) I had trouble with the
clothes. What color, shape; and a skirt or pants? Speaking of color, I originally
imagined more pastel colors. However, I
started considering darker options for the clothes when I decided to use a darker hair color. I settled on what you see
now. I found other combinations I liked. So, similar to what I said above, I
may do another piece with this same character.
All and all, the time was around 7+ hours. However, it may be way longer because the files for the sketching and line art got corrupted… Yay!
[I'm re-editing this timelapse, it'll be back soon!]