anonyrrie: Almost finished...

Friday, July 14, 2006

Almost finished...


All that remains is the background, and then she's done! I still haven't gotten the hang of properly photographing a painting outdoors, so the background seems to have a blue cast even though it's still white.

Below is a detail of some of the tattoos. I drew them on with a micron pen, painted them, and then added outlines and the very fine linework with ink.

30 Comments:

Blogger Bron Smith said...

It's coming along beautifully, Carla. It's nice to see a closeup to we can see the exquisite detail that you've put into the painting...so much painstaking work. It was also nice to see your studio.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

Sheesh Carla...that is [add your favourite expletive] good. I love the size of the tatoos, and the colour...WOW!

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Kaya said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Love the fine lines, love the overall shape, love the colours.

7:29 PM  
Blogger creative kismet said...

Oh my gosh Carla! It's amazing all the detail that you have put into her. She is breath taking! I'm so excited to see how you do the background. Lovely work!

8:45 PM  
Blogger Aravis said...

This is turning out beautifully, carla! The time and patience you're pouring into this enlargement are really paying off. The end result is going to be gorgeous!

1:09 AM  
Blogger Mustashrik said...

love it carla, love the development process you nare showing us and the decor on her skin is ace ;)

9:57 AM  
Blogger Lu*** said...

Beautiful! a very delicate drawings, wonderful cleaning and splendid games of colors

Saludos :)

10:08 AM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Holy Moley macaroni! This is breathtaking and amazing!

12:38 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

Hi Carla! You are inspiring us all to challenge ourselves and be creative this summer! I love your girl, the tattoos are exquisite and thanks for the closeup it is such a treat to see your details up close and personal. She has a cute butt too!!!

2:17 PM  
Blogger frank h said...

what a work!
seems to me that you very enjoy all the delicated tiny details, don't you?
it's good - for that we are making art - joy!

7:24 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

She is beautiful, Carla.
I can tell you are really enjoying the whole process.
I love watching a painting come alive, don't you?

10:28 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

She is coming along beautifully!

5:03 PM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

I hope you're planning to give me this painting since you're putting me through all this. :-)

11:53 PM  
Blogger mel said...

wow, this is beautiful! love the colors and patterns a lot! great painting :)

1:51 AM  
Blogger Ian T. said...

The tattoos and colour-balances look fantastic! I think the key to this is the use of differing techniques for the figure and tattoos - please don't be tempted to outline the figure any further than the paint has already done, as she looks wonderful!

1:56 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

She is coming along just beautifully! Photos with acrylics are so tough. I still havent mastered it! cant wait to see her finished!

2:00 AM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

Wow- that is a LOT of detail -and what fun it would be to be the tatoo artist ;)

4:33 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

really incredible carla..I've loved watching the progression....I think this is one of my favorite things you've done :)

2:47 PM  
Blogger Paige Keiser said...

Beautiful, and elegant!

6:04 PM  
Blogger Judy Scott said...

Hi Carla, this is so beautiful, exquisite. You are going to have to make lil cards when youre finished so we can all buy one!!! Take care love Jude x

4:47 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Carla, this is so exquisite! I love seeing the closeup and the texture of the canvas. It must be more stunning in person than even on the site. Thanks for sharing the progression...I feel like I'm learning from each post!

10:06 AM  
Blogger arvindh said...

This is very beautiful! Love the intricate design!

12:16 PM  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

Is this your template for a trip to the tattoo shop? The ones on the elbow are gonna sting oooch!

Seriously, very cool, love the detail. The hair is awesome.

How did you draw with your arm crooked over like that..you must be left handed.
You're lucky, my mirror adds about 20 lbs!

2:16 PM  
Blogger Roz Foster said...

Wow. Gorgeous, Carla. You're inspiring me to get some body art done for the summer--henna--. I wish I could get someone to do work like this! Just stunning. I love the addition of paint to your medium.

I've been working with Microns myself, lately, trying to develop a faster style than I can get with the ballpoint and graphite. You once recommended it to me. Thanks!

3:27 PM  
Blogger michael dailey said...

WOW simply amazing. the detail on the tats just set it off, takes it to a diff level. the close up on the tats is like a painting in itself. cant wait to see it done as im sure u are lol

8:17 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

This is looking prettier and prettier ... can't wait to see you finish it!

9:11 PM  
Blogger Kala said...

Beautiful details, looks like a real labour of love!

1:54 AM  
Blogger String said...

If I looked like that, I would do it!

3:03 AM  
Blogger Caty said...

wonderful tattoos! and I will try your technique, thanks for sharing!

3:34 AM  
Anonymous melanie said...

wow, this is AMAZING! Those details are absolutely DIVINE!! It is very cool to be able to see this piece progress through it's various stages...

5:46 PM  

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