Ever After 2016 – Finished Beauty and the Beast illustration

I really enjoyed making the mixed media Beauty and the Beast illustration, its mainly watercolour, which I am really out of practice with, and I also used coloured pencils as well as inks.
Beauty Beast painting joanne seale

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Ever After 2016 – Beauty and the Beast sketch

Here is the sketch for the next fairy tale we are interpreting in Ever After 2016
I really enjoyed drawing the beast!
beaut and beast sketch art joanne seale

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Ever After 2016 – The Little Mermaid finished..

Here is the final version of my Little Mermaid, she is very colourful! I may make another more pastel version of her soon :)
little mermaid painting art joanne seale

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Ever After 2016 – The Little Mermaid

I’ve started a new illustration course which is focused around style development and interpreting fairy tales.
This weeks lesson was on The Little Mermaid, here are some early stagesmermaid pastel painting joanne seale

mermaid sketch small

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More progress

I darkened the background and added a face, I’m hoping that the image becomes quite dark, almost gothic with highly contrasted highlights.
But I also really like it as it is at the moment too :)
face painting art joanne seale

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What I have been doing.

I am slowly easing myself back into painting more, I’ve identified that my lack of painting was triggered by this ‘Pink Lady’ painting https://phloem.co.uk/2016/01/27/pink-lady-is-finished/ which I really didn’t like and it sort of put me off painting.
However I now realise that there are elements about it that I do like which I’ve tried to explore in a new painting, the beginnings of it are below.
I hope you are all good and enjoying your creative journeys and life journeys too. :)
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I’ve also been doing some sketches and drafting exercises
roundel
teapot
circles

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Watch me paint – Sweet girl and cat

I recorded myself painting ‘Sweet girl and cat’ – As you will see I spent way too long on shading her face and feel I ended up covering some of her features leaving her looking a bit bland.
In future I think I will try to be happy with more roughly blended areas that add depth and character… I just seem to like a very smooth face :P
I’m aiming for my next painting to be darker with a more gothic feel.. I’ll try to post up photos of the painting process.

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