Well, I finally have this one finished! I have been teaching myself belly dancing. Everyone needs a hobby. I’m definitely no where as good as this dancer is, but Magnolia has some good instructional videos for those of you who are interested, but have no knowledge. She also has a wonderful personality, which makes watching her videos very easy.
I learned a lot of painting techniques with this painting. I really wanted the veils that she was dancing with to be fire, but I was having difficulty painting them. So I had an idea of using a photo and transforming that into what I wanting. It ended up being a combination of photo manipulation and painting in order to get the look of flames I wanted. I also learned more about how different layer settings work.
I’m happy with how it turned out and who know maybe I’ll repaint it later in a few years when I’ve learned even more things! That could be exciting.
I hope you enjoyed the video! Don’t forget the contest I have going on for a free portrait. That ends this Thursday. Make sure to hit that subscribe button down there so you don’t miss anything here, and I’ll talk to you next time!