Friday, November 3, 2017

WIP Big Eye Self Portrait Art Original Painting Work in Progress + November Sketches, Sketch 2 & 3, Goddess & Fairy...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of an idealized big eye version of myself, I've been working on the skin tone and shading.  I'm going to move ahead to eyebrows, eye lashes, and lips; but I may revisit shading at a later junction.  I think this is the mermaid version of me...  I'm saving the highlights in the eyes until last.

This idealized big eyed self portrait 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 maiden.  She has an aloof quality...  I think she is most likely a goddess, 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 November. This is from day 2. 

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 63. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She is wearing a dapper hat...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, 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 November. This is day 3. 

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 64. 

This is a rough sketch.

17 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your big eyed portrait is coming along really well, love to see the progress. Great sketches, too. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Victoria said...

Wow, I am loving the self portrait, she is dazzling and her soul/your soul sublime,I can feel the magic! I love the skintones, beautifully rendered, so soft and glowing! I love all of your sketches, the girl with bangs is so sweet and the dapper hat girl is gorgeous too! You are so prolific with all of these amazing works daily! fabulous Lisa! shine on!
V

Christine said...

I like the idea of an idealized version, can't wait to see it finished! Your girls are so sweet today.

Sue (this n that) said...

I really enjoy seeing your beautiful girls with their enchanting eyes. The wip images are wonderful and most inspiring Lisa. Happy PPF and good wishes as you do your sketch a day xx

Liz Powley said...

I love your eyes. They are unique and enchanting. You've also done a fabulous job with the skin on your painting. I like the idea of a mermaid, it is working really well.

Thanks for sharing and happy PPF!

Best wishes,
Liz

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like the dapper hat in your second sketch.
Enjoy the remainder of Friday and I wish you a happy weekend.

All the best Jan

Linda Kunsman said...

the skin tones on your WIP are so rich. of course I do love all the big eyes, and your sketches are marvelous looking. Happy PPF!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

a mermaid you would be cool :)

great hat on your maiden :)

Irene Rafael said...

Congratulations on your challenge of working toward 100 faces! I always enjoy your WIP. Happy PPF!
~~ Irene

SHON said...

I think your big-eyed maiden is for sure a fairy angel or a goddess... Very cute.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

You are always so busy and so prolific. I am taken by the first sketch after the WIp.

Lux G. said...

Beautiful as always.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks very much for your sweet and thoughtful words, they are much appreciated!

Magic Love Crow said...

Your self portrait is amazing!!! And, I LOVE your two maidens!! Wow to everything Lisa! Big Hugs!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Stacy!

A Colorful World said...

Love the painting you are working on, and the drawing are great.

geistige_Schritte said...

wonderful face, beautiful works !!!!
Have nice Day and Happy PPF
Elke