Pfou, there is a lot to say about this painting
It represents a character of a story I started to write. Evelyn is from a very rich and strict family, but dreams of liberty. The dove is here to remind of her dreams of freedom. In my story, Evelyn has disappeared, and the main character has to find her. This portrait of Evelyn at the age of 16 is all he have to recognize her. This is supposed to be the real painting of my story ^^
As it is supposed to be a real portrait, I wanted it to have a very "classical look". I tried to mimic a lot old masters as Elizabeth Vigee Lebrun and Adelaïde Labille Guiard.
It took me two weeks, painting each evening after work. I used Gimp Painter : its mixbrush has been very useful, it helps a lot to blend the colours and to bring out new tones !
This piece was also heavily referenced as I'm not good enough yet to work by pure imagination. It helped me to make one step toward realism, which is my aim !References
Dress : [link]
Haircut : [link]
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