I'm starting to not like it anymore at this stage because I was using a new batch of my illustration board that costs a fortune, but it was faulty. My watercolors seeped into the paper very blotchy and unevenly, especially on the skin-tones. So frustrating. I had to overcompensate for the blotchy-ness while shading it, and was just. not. feeling it!
This is the final art, above. The little purse is left blank, so that any of the designs can be dropped in digitally. It's going to be enlarged quite a bit for the display unit, so I'm especially worried about the blotchy-ness. All flaws get greatly enlarged when a piece is blown up.
It's overworked and stiff. It's just blah. Just like how I'm feeling these days. I need some sunshine and a break from the rut I'm in. Next post will be more chipper. I'm getting some fun crafty stuff together for a couple of Spring Boutiques. Maybe the sun will be shining by then.