Monday, 16 January 2012

Peacock – WIP

I haven’t posted for a few days but I have been working hard on my next burlesque painting for the vintage fair next month. I tried a slightly different technique with this one, first creating the line drawing, then roughing it in grey scale and finally applying colour. It’s made it a lot easier to get the effect that I wanted.
I’m nearly happy with the body now and just need to spend some time working on her face and hair. I also need to do something slightly more exciting with the feathers in the background but I haven’t quite decided what yet.


  1. Oooo I like this! If I might suggest adding another row of feathers so they extend beyond the frame. Try that, otherwise not much else is needed :)

  2. Thanks Dawn :)

    You read my mind about the feathers. I've been working on it tonight and there's now loads of them! I've also removed the headress and replaced it with a hat and given her long hair :)