Friday, October 20, 2017

WIP Big Eye Ghost Art Original Painting Work in Progress + October Sketches, Sketch 19 & 20/ Big Eye Mermaid & Angel...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a big eye ghost.  I've started on her shading, but I still have a ways to go.  I've started on her chemise, but it will also need shading at some point.  I also seem to have given her more of a front facing nose than a three quarter nose so I'll have to adjust her nose before I go much further...  She is inspired by an African American folktale.

This big eyed beauty is on a 16"x20" canvas in acrylics.   


This is a work in progress, but I also usually post at least one finished piece on Tuesdays if you'd like to come to visit!  You also may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.

I'm joining in this week with Paint Party Friday.  To see more participants, please visit:

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Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  Her hair flows across her face...  I think she is most likely a mermaid, although she could also be a fairy angel or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in October. This is from day 19. 

I would like to try to reach a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days, I started this effort on September 1st, 2017...  This is face 49. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has an antique key around her neck, I wonder what it opens...  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.  


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in October. This is day 20. 

I would like to try to reach a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days, I started this effort on September 1st, 2017...  This is face 50. 

This is a rough sketch.

17 comments:

Christine said...

Your WIP is progressing so nicely! Your girls have such beautiful hair!

SHON said...

Very gorgeous and marvellous. Super cute!

Linda Kunsman said...

They are already mesmerizing -the eyes so expressive. Happy PPF!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

easy enough to fix her nose, or you could just do a picasso and leave it :)

Lowcarb team member said...

I think your WIP is progressing nicely.
Love the flow of the girls hair.

All the best Jan

Valerie-Jael said...

Your WIP lady is coming along well, and those sketches are fabulous, as always. Hugs, Valerie

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Your WIP looks good with the tonal variations coming out beautifully. Your sketches too... :)

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I am always excited to see you works. Love all of your beauties.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Christine, SHON, Linda, Jennifer, Jan, Valerie, Deepa, and Nicole!

Victoria said...

Hi..wowness..so magical, your big eye ghost is gorgeous, i can feel the energies! I love all of our works..so beautiful!

Giggles said...

Your gals are stunning..and the skin on the first one is so gorgeous...how do you do it!! She seems to have a beauty mark! Wonderful work!

Peace Giggles

Confuzzled Shannon said...

I can't wait to see the finished ghost. I am curious the name of the folk lore story.

Magic Love Crow said...

I don't know how you create such amazing beautiful faces! All of them are WOW! Big Hugs!

shedreamsofthesea said...

lovely faces! it's always fun seeing wips.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Victoria, Giggles, Shannon, Stacy, and shedreamsofthesea! I can't quite recall the name of the folktale offhand, something to do with moonrise, but I'll look it up and post it with my next update...

stefanie stark said...

It looks wonderful how your WIP turns out. I like it so much how you colored her face and the gothic maidens look great as well.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks very much Stefanie!