I’m posting this at 4:30am, having just misplaced a good 5 hours hunched over my cintiq like an unusually creative troll. I suppose it’s what I get for deciding to try new things.

Some years ago I was given some advice that I should start my paintings entirely in shades of grey and then add in colours over the top with overlay layers and other photoshop wizardry. I’ve done this without a thought ever since as there’s far fewer variables when you remove everything bar value from a painting. However, today, for no reason that I am able to discern, I decided to pretend that I was a real artist and paint directly in colour over my sketch. I’m quite pleased with the results, which is to say that there’s slightly fewer things than usual that I’m desperate to change about it.

Also, she’s not only wearing a hood because I couldn’t get the eyes right. Promise.