So here is Beauty so far, the first colour 'washes' from a few days ago, and then yesterday's effort, working back into her hair, adding more colour to her and the beast. More to do, and I can't wait too long, so I will be busy tomorrow with it. It's quite different to previous work, but I do like it.
The paint runs ARE intentional...I wanted to try something a little looser, I wanted to let it find its own way a little rather than carefully orchestrating everything.
However, I did decide that one running down the middle was a little too dominant and distracting...so I lightened it off a little.
Taken with flash above, and without, below. The truth (as is so often the case!) lies somewhere between. I've extended Beauty's hair, and worked colour into her and the beast. I think I may need to darken their features a little to make them stand out, they're getting a little lost in the colour. The trees on the horizon definitely need to be better defined. I'm a little worried I might have to do the same with the text, but I really DON'T want to have to go to all that trouble if I can help it.
I still like the poem.