Calypso, enchantress of the sea

I wanted to explore the use of photo reference with this piece to achieve a more realistic look. I haven't worked with photo reference for a very long time, and I wanted to try it out again. I was happy with the results of the experiment ^___^. I named her Calypso after the ocean goddess in mythology.

This piece is featured in Ballistic's Exotique 3. You can find out more about Exotique 3 here: [link]

I did a sister painting to this piece entitled Moonrise In Spring: