Little Bluets Picture

Photoshop CS5, Wacom Intuos4, one week of work, with a little bit done each day...

I wanted to try out painting a profile portrait without references, and this was what I ended up with.

She is a character from one of my books. Her name is Zilo. This is from the very end of the book where she gets shot by her boyfriend (yes, on purpose!) and, because other people around are forced off to to other things at that moment, she is left dead on the concrete. All anyone has time to do is lay a sprig of bluets on her hair as they dash off into the night. I originally had a pool of bloody red coming out beside her head...but then I thought that was too gruesome. It also ruined the composition,
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