There are some days when my job seems kind of ridiculous. Yesterday I spent an entire day obsessing about the head dress for the bird below, a character for a new book I'm working on. It is not really ridiculous. I mean, she has to look just right! But a whole day? Sheesh.
First she started out with glasses and no kerchief. But, thanks to input from the BRG's, they helped me see that she was looking too old and not girly enough.
So I added a kerchief with flowers. But she was still looking kind like a hip granny, not the nerdy little girl she was supposed to.
So I nixed the glasses and repainted her face. But the pattern didn't seem right yet.
This one was brighter and more cheerful, but not right either.
I think I got it with this one.
Its hard to tell sometimes when a painting is finished, but sometimes you just know it and then you are done. I love reaching that point. Where you stop debating shades of pink and let your painting leave your desk so it can go out into the world and live its own life.