Deco Lady Unfinished by tiredpanda

Deco Lady Unfinished

Day 213 - 31/08/20

Last night I didn't get much sleep, so instead of just sitting there staring at my phone or TV, I decided to do some artwork. I've had in my head for a while now, that I needed to draw an art deco inspired lady. I've loved art deco illustrations, especially ladies and they're fashions, for a good long while now. So it was only right that I finally got around to drawing my own one. She's not finished just yet, but I was too tired to finish her. If you've noticed that she doesn't have hands, that's because I'm not very good at them, so I decided to just hide them in this painting! I'm most pleased about the feather boa. It turned out so much better than I thought! My nan has already decided she wants a print as is, and like I say it's not finished yet! I think I'm going to add some metallic silver beading on the lower part of her dress, and I need to outline her all in black and draw her face in. I don't know whether to do anything more to the background as it's quite plain. If you have any thoughts or suggestions I'd love to hear them!
You're very talented and I look forward to seeing the end result 😀
August 31st, 2020  
Lovely and quite fashionable too.
August 31st, 2020  
@kvphoto thank you! I don't think I could pull that dress off!
August 31st, 2020  
@serendypyty thank you! Me too 😂😂😂
August 31st, 2020  
Very talented indeed. This would be a great challenge for some of us the draw the same thing on a given day and post on 365. Not sure why I am suggesting this as I can’t draw.
August 31st, 2020  
@wakelys Thank you so much! Oh what a brilliant idea! You should post that on the discussions page (or I will of you don't want to and don't mind!) I love seeing the other people's interpretation of the same subject idea!
August 31st, 2020  
@wakelys I quite like that idea although I might come to regret it. 🤣
August 31st, 2020  
lovely sense of movement and proportion - even tho' she's quite stylised. You say you need to outline her in black, but I'm not sure why. Is this the art deco style? If you take a print for your Nan, why not take one for yourself and outline that in black before continuing with the original?
August 31st, 2020  
@anniesue honestly, I don't really know! I sometimes like to outline my artwork as it makes it "pop" more. To me, the grey part of the dress especially, is seeming to meld in with the blue background. I'm actually digitalizing her! I'll add upload her to another album when I'm finished. I've been really enjoying digital artwork recently. If you look at my profile photo, I did that one night in hospital earlier this year. I couldn't sleep, so I just downloaded an app and started doodling and this is where it got me! It's actually one of my favourite pieces. It's nice because I can do it even on bad days when I can't get it of bed. I was thinking of selling my artwork, but I don't know where. Do you like to do any art?
September 1st, 2020  
Well, that is making good use of a sleepless night! I understand the idea of out-lining her in the art deco style but I don't think you need to or if you do I'd use a darker purple rather than black. I think what I would add is some form or decorative line around the edge of the picture- like they used to on the windows with a little embellishment at the corners. Something like this but a little simpler-
https://www.google.com/search?source=univ&tbm=isch&q=art+deco+images&client=firefox-b-1-d&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjsvv3d3cbrAhW4lnIEHQGQAewQ7Al6BAgKEEw&biw=1366&bih=626#imgrc=VHzHS4xod-1psM

You are very talented!
September 1st, 2020  
@tiredpanda no I don’t mind but there will need to be a hazard warning with anything that I produce.
September 1st, 2020  
@tiredpanda I like art, but I don't do any. Look forward to further developments!
September 1st, 2020  
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