In this original 8"x10" work in progress WIP painting of an iris, I'm working on the background. I've just painted in softly the stems in the background, although I seem to have missed one. The colors aren't as saturated as they will be when I'm done, it's just a very light preliminary layer. When it's completed, the background will look very different from this.
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.
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Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden. She has a pointy ear peeking out of her hair and she has a gentle yet intense look... I think she is most likely a fairy elf, although she could also be a goddess or a mermaid. 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 7.
This is a rough sketch.