I didn’t really know what to draw on this day, but I knew I wanted to follow Illustration Friday’s theme of the week , which was “star”. I used one photo I took of my niece years ago as reference for the pose and clothes.
I tried out a paper that -turns out- wasn’t very watercolor-friendly and I had a lot of color-on-color stains. I cleaned them out to the best of my ability after scanning, but for some reason I still felt the image was not good enough to submit to Illustration Friday, so I didn’t. While now that days have passed I like the overall image a bit more, I’m still a little sad the original picture is all stained on my sketchbook 😦
On the other hand, I’ve tried to stay away from what I’m used to, drawing more anime-like faces, and sometimes it’s really hard for me to portray good emotion with a non-cartoony or anime face. At least in that regard, I’m happy.