Painting #14 (WIP) is a continuation of my interest in Japanese art. I'm attracted to this one as it combines pen & ink and painting.
Fortunately I can draw it freehand in pencil, so no need to mess around with tracing etc. Then I ink in the pencil lines and finally paint.
I'm trying to stay true to style and have therefore grounded it in a cream which then constitutes not only the background but also the skin-tone and some of the patterns.
It's on 14 inch x 10 inch stretched canvas.
I use as my reference a painting in the British, Victoria & Albert Museum, London. More detail on the finished work.
I have never drawn human figures before, so this is a further development for me and moves me a step closer to portraiture, which I hope to 'play with' shortly.
Really enjoying this!!! Lots of fun!!