At Long Last
There were thoughts of giving Draken glass eyes, which is why I didn't wipe her eyes off when I started. My thought was to use the eyes that were there as a cutting template. Fast forward 3 weeks. I have this vision of her - and it does not include glass eyes. So, I began painting over the existing eyes.
The violet on her head is sponged on unevenly- on purpose. Our skin does not look the same all over- and I do not want her to have a plastic feel when I am finished. I am also studying photos of lizard markings- to give me a baseline to work from.
Here I started to add detail to the head with paint. Her horns have a light coat of burnt sienna on them to give them more depth. I mixed violet with green and painted her horn caps. The painting on her eyes is just a base coat. Same for her lips. The eye color is violet mixed with brilliant blue. The lips are brilliant blue washed over the violet. Violet and black were mixed in even parts to make the contrasting color for her ears. I suspect her ears will not be visible when I am finished- but that doesn't matter. I will paint anything that has a chance of being seen.
Continuing to add detail. Using the same basic colors: Violet, Black, Burnt Sienna and Brilliant Blue.
First coat of Sakura Crystal is on her eyes to make them stand out.
Is that a smile I see on her face? Think so.
She has been on hold for so long I would hear her hissing from her project box every time I walked by.
Looking more like horns now.
After she has had a day to dry completely, I will spray her with Mr.Super Clear Flat before painting any more on her. This protects what I have done and gives me a slightly toothy texture on which to add paint.
It is getting more difficult to photograph her now. There are many subtle shades that are hard to capture with the new paint. If you click on the photos you can see them enlarged and see more of the colors.
Draken needs at least one pair of boots. I started to make these while she was drying.
Well, who on earth would mess with her? With those eyes, her fangs do not need to be shown. So I am leaving her lips as is- and sealing them with Sakura Crystal.
Boots Painted with 2 coats of acrylic black.
Flaps turned and held in place with ivory colored buttons. I chose those buttons because they echo her eyes with their slitted pupils.
Next Post will have her hair and her clothing.
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