This was the other final painting for my Intro to Figure Painting class, it was painted looking at a picture I found on tumblr actually, I love loved the mood of it and the woman's hair. I suck at hair, so that was my focus for this one. And I'm pretty happy with it! Her skin turned out being a bit bland, though I like the shadows on her face. Doing the pattern on the corset was another challenge but I tried to keep it simple, just like with the lace and other little details. I love doing portraits but never had the nerve to do one like this before, so I enjoyed pushing myself. This was painted with a character of mine in mind actually, Elyria from As Simple as Black and White, she was in the night club concept art as well
Elyria, Simple and art (c) Enchanting Elle
Photo ref (c) from a tumblr account, will be searching to try and find the source.
Done over the course of two weeks. Oils on stretched linen canvas.