I'm really digging the return to a simple single colored background. It focuses the eyes on just the dress. I also had one bride request I do her bouquet so if there's room I'm trying to work that in as well. Maybe I should try shoes to. Anyone want a painting of their shoes?
Anyway, on to the dress. I think I've finally started to get a good grasp on beading, relying more on texture (and my secret weapon silvery paint) and less on trying to mimic exactly what the beading looks like.For comparison this would be the dress I was trying to mimic.I've actually got another order sort of done. I fear my blue fixation has gotten the best of me because what I thought was a dark navy uniform is actually a dark green uniform. Oh well. Another few coats of paint won't hurt it.
Tonight I shall hopefully turn blue into green and create flowers from paper.