Project Ellna (Post 7: a page)

For this page i wanted a painting for the background that would in itself work as a panel, or maybe two panels, and then small panels on top of the painting. I started out with a few sketches and placement of the main stuff. I wanted a closeup of Ellna and three small panels in the bottom of the page, and i would leave the rest as an abstract winter night background, like the pages leading up to this point. As you can see from the star over one of the sketches i chose to place Ellna in the upper left corner, and crop a bit of her hair.

I later changed my mind about the small panels in the bottom of the page and changed it so that the small panels would be separated over the middle of the page and leading down to the painting of the closeup of the eye. I started painting the eye.

Then i started laying in the background with very wet paint, and let the watercolour do its thing and run all over the place.

Then i started painting in the face and the hair.

I kept pushing the darkness around the eye and Ellna, and then went in with white acrylic and painted in the snow .

Then i painted in the three smaller panels with ink and then i thought i was done.

When i compared the page to the rest of the pages i wanted to make it a little more structured so i cleaned up the last of the smaller panels and made it with straight lines and also divided the two background paintings, to make the page easier to read. I actually really like how loose the two first panels are though. 

On to the next page!

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