I love painting for my family. Especially my nieces and nephews.
Their delight + wonder when they open their presents is such a buzz for me. I recently told you about my new nephew, but what I didn't tell you was that I was secretly hoping he was a she.
Not because I have a preference for girls, but because I wanted to paint a painting to celebrate our new addition + I have no confidence in painting boys.
I love painting girls, I love their sweet expressions, their big eyes, pouty lips + awesome wardrobe.
Boys, I am not so sure of, I always thought I made them too girly, to sweet, and I really have to investigate wardrobe ideas - jeans + tees see to plain some how.
So I knew I had this painting to do + I knew it was for a boy. But I didn't know how to translate this into my style now.
After lots of research, and many sketches, I discovered, that after all this time, my belief that I couldn't paint 'boys' was actually not true.
Along with, I am not an artist, 'I only paint girls' was just another lie my little bitch would whisper in my ear.
Anyway, I love how this turned out. You may recognise the dragon as Toothless, from "How to train your Dragon" (such a very cool movie by the way!)
My scanner is playing up at the moment, so the image is a little washed out, but you get the gist!
Have you discovered that your little bitch has been telling you lies again like I did? I would love it if you shared with us.
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