First of all wishing all my internet friends a relaxing and fabulous Easter, and hope you all had the opportunity for some R & R and time with loved ones!!! :)
This was my first attempt at digital art using a Wacom tablet and Corel Painter software. This is one of my dearest friends, and she first asked me to do her portrait a few years ago as this photo was starting to fade and deteriorate. Gail is such a free spirit, with a bit of a hippy soul, and so I wanted to try and capture some of that in this portrait. What a learning curve - I have been working on this one on and off since last Thursday, between doing fun things with the family over Easter, which is a long time for me - as I usually try to get pieces finished within a day or two. I still have a long way to go in mastering this new medium, but will now offer digital portraits as well as portraits in traditional mediums, as it allows the customer to print out as many copies as they like, in whatever size they like, and it also gives me the freedom to be a little more creative, without the worry that a portrait might be ruined.