This is the painting I did for my midterm. The canvas is 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide I even made the stretcher bars. The painting was done in acrylics but there is also embroidery, sequins, piped paint, faux fur, Swarovski Crystals, and piped glitter. I spent over 120 hours on her and I am really happy with the results. There are a few things I want to fix but we need a break from each other. I traditionally create sculpture but with in the last year I have found myself enjoying another medium. Because of my sculpture background I think I am more inclined to do other stuff than paint on my canvas. I am really happy she is done and I know everyone here can appreciate all the hand work I did to her.
I am not totally happy with her beard. I am thinking about taking a needle felting class to make a better one.
A close up of her tattoo. (The black dots are stray black glitter.) You can also see her french knot bra!
Here is the corona, it was made by piping gold paint. I used a star tip in the pastry bag. I love the texture it makes. You can also see her wonky hand, it is something I am going to fix.
Her guarder belts are all 4 strand french knots. Her fishnets are also embroidered.
This banana has 1600 sequins! I used a head pin, a clear yellow seed bead, and a lime sequins. I put heavy gel medium on the back of the canvas to "glue" them into place. This took 10 times longer than I planned. The ends of the banana are black rhinestones. Her shoes are black glitter mixed with medium to give them demention. I added another layer of black glitter on top of the wet glitter.
The outer border of the corona was archived with glitter mixed with gel medium. I used a larger star tip than the gold corona. I stenciled on each peep and then added the glitter to simulate sugar. I mixed the purple glitter with more heavy medium and piped it to outline the peeps.
I edged the border of my canvas with sparkly magenta, lime green ric rac, and mirror circles.
I hope ya'll love her as much as I do! Sorry about the bad lighting, I had to take pictures in the back room of the painting lab. Any comments and criticism are totally welcome!