[Painting] My Portrait as a Tiger Lady

EDIT: This was originally two posts, now combined.

Bloody rainbow

My hands are extremely dry. I have come to the conclusion that paint splattered hands are much better than normal, hygenic hands.
I’ve never been good with colors. So I decided to take a painting class this fall.
We aren’t really taught anything in class, but the TA’s suggestions/critiques are helpful. Everyone in the class has improved enormously, me included. Practice makes perfect! Someone should get a tattoo of that motto on their buttcheek.

“Consumerism.”

Or just candy wrappers from Halloween and a cup (mm, that apple cider).

For a class I'm taking, our final project involves painting how

Our final project involves painting how “we perceive ourselves”… tigers, of course.

I underestimated how not tanned I am.

The work in progress that has a lot of problems. I underestimated how not tanned I am.

One inevitable thought when it comes to painting yourself: “Wow, I look like that?”

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ONE WEEK LATER

You know how a few days ago, I said paint covered hands were better than regular hands? I was wrong.

I got home and realized how much paint was on... everything.
I got home and realized how much paint was on… everything.
My leggings.
My leggings. Fingers crossed that it will wash out.
My elbow. Come on now, really?
Even my elbow. Come on now, really?

Over the weekend I did a two day shoot for an upcoming video. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage my time well enough (overslept) and ended up rushing the rest of the painting. The orange tiger took me about 6 hours… I finished the whole painting in 4. By the time I was done, it was 1:30 in the morning and I just wanted to be back at home in my warm, comfy bed.

Originally I wanted the background to be in teal, but you know. Blue, green and yellow make teal.
Originally I wanted the background to be in teal, but you know. Blue, green and yellow make teal.

There’s still a lot of things wrong with my face. The nose really bothers me. Reminds me of Aladin– and I am not as cool as Aladin.

 

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