Using several different ink sprays in varying warm colors, I started my background with the gorgeous Arabian Nights Celestial stencil from Artist Cellar.
Next, I added some texture paste thru the same stencil. To give myself a heads start (ha!), I used matte medium to apply a Dina Wakley collage face to the background. I love how you can still see the beautiful stencil design thru the tissue.
Next it was a matter of playing with a few caucasian flesh tones to add several layers of highlights and shadow. Below are a few pics of the progression...
I'm pretty happy with how she turned out!! I stuck with mostly cool tones to pop against the background, and I love the bright orange and yellow on her face. Also the stencil texture is still visible under the paint and that is super cool!
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