My husband got his own office a couple of weeks ago, so I thought I would make him a painting for the walls. We took a trip together back in 2004 to Bordeaux and Paris, France. There was an amazing statue in Bordeaux of horses/seacreatures. I have always wanted to paint something from the photos we took. So I figured this would be a good subject for his office, especially since he works for a French company. And horses are much more manly than butterflies!
Here is the initial sketch with the background blocked in and details started.
I made some subtle changes. Mostly in the face and legs. I like it much better now. I love the lines in the hair. And the colors are looking good too. I may add some washes of color here and there. My 8 year old says it looks "really cool". So far so good.
There are splashes of water in the photo and the fountain has water shooting out of the horse's nostrils. I think I might add that after I finish. I don't want it to detract from the finished look though.