Because Spring is part two of a four-part project, I had be sure that the choices I made for this piece will harmonize with the previous work.
I have a very clear vision of the overall project, and have decided to contrast the moods of the seasons greatly. On the other hand, I will needed to organize specific consistencies.
*minimizing of neck and body
*some sort of collar appropriate to each season
*the same necklace representing nature’s hardships
*long hair with a life of its own
*a certain amount of dimension and texture in the back round
*a value gradient dark to light from bottom to top
*one element of disguise
*clear difference in position of the head and eyes reflecting the qualities of each season
(*perhaps a border when all four have been completed)
Below are the steps I took to stylize Ms. Spring, ultimately leading to the finish (above).
I would love to see your tutorial on how to make good digital hair! It always stumps me!
You’ve got it next tutorial! Thanks for asking.
Beautiful work and a fine tutorial! A very generous piece. Thank you
Thanks so much David.
So so amazing, I love how it is so incredibly detailed. Really magical. You are so talented!!
You are very sweet Kellie. Thank you so much:)
These are so cool to follow and a real insight into your art and process. I have to admit to feeling like I saw an ‘old friend’ when the gorgeous Spring appeared on my monitor 🙂
I’m glad Geoff. Thanks so much for your support.
You are really gifted! That’s just lovely! Thank you for the excellent tutorial, elena.
Aw, thank you. Much appreciated.
This is amazing image and process … Thank you for sharing
this is so awesome to look at! I love the arm twig and the whole spirit of the piece with a mixture of raw, organic elements. It does feel like Spring! I have never made a brush before so I have saved this with the others, soooooo cool! Thank you so much for sharing elena.
Thank you Christina! It really pleases me that you are able to take away a tip that you will be able to put into your work:)
WOW! This is amazing work dear Elena, you did great image, I loved the motion in this one, so beautifully done. I admire what you are doing. Thank you, with my love, nia
Many, many Thanks Nia:)
Visual poetry. The sweet delicacy of spring is palpable. The gesture pure bliss. I can smell the spring air.
Oh, thank you Karen. I’m so pleased that you find this as springlike as I had hoped.
Again you display the vision of the artist, the skill of the craftsperson and the lucidity of verbal communication of a good teacher. That is a powerful combination.
Louis, you are so kind. Thank you.