Sunday, 13 November 2011

The Burden of Ancestors


Another one for the portrait series:
"This girl was born into a strange family. Luckily she didn't inherit the sun allergy from her mum, and the scales from her grandmother don't seem to be spreading too fast, but to receive so many properties from her etherial dad can only be a disadvantage when growing up in a vampire castle."

This one is coaxed out of layers upon layers. I was trying to get a nice depth in there both to give the colours richness, but also to support the story of so ancestry. Her skin received the most attention. It is a bit nicer-looking in real life and comes out rather flat in the photo. I think it might have been easier to do in oil than acrylics.

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