I have been wanting to improve at rendering textures and materials when painting. So when I found this awesome post with wrapping your material around a cube, I thought It was worth a try.
So here is what I managed to put together in the spare hours. It started as practice for painting skin and I was driven by the vision of a girl wearing orchids in her hair. Well, that felt a bit boring and I decided to spice it up, make her into a innocent looking temptress. This is how Calypso took shape, named after the nymph that kept Odysseus captive on her island. Strange how our pieces/characters begin to have a life of their own after a while.
I seem to be addicted to shows that only a minority of people likes. I am almost condemned to never see a proper ending to a show I like. However, I take as much as I can get from them. By that I mean a few laughs, maybe a life lesson hidden between lines by a team of writers behind the pretty characters, and finally, the inspiration that comes with watching an awesome character live their life. It comes from that amazing and rare balance between the actor, their looks (not necessarily picture perfect) and the great writing. One of those characters for me was Tessa Altman from Suburgatory. I hope the show gets renewed.
So there it is, I was compelled to turn her into brushstrokes 🙂