Saturday, February 23, 2008

Update on Claire & Maddie

As you may recall, I was unsure of where to go with the background on this portrait of two animated young girls. I played with the idea of leaving a white backdrop, but then decided against it. I've used Cerulean Blue for a background before and absolutely loved the way it made the warm skintones come this case, I felt that the striking blue would convey the wintry feel of the subject - scarves, the rosy cheeks, and the mere suggestion of snowflakes in the background. All in all, I'm quite pleased with the way this one came together...although I think I will soften out that harsh shadow on the pink scarf before I send this portrait off on her journey :-)

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