Busy day today in Wellington. Opened up GIMP this evening and did one digital painting. This was from RedditGetsDrawn.
I noticed this photo in the morning, I did a quick check of RedditGetsDrawn and noticed this images straight away. It's a full figure, and an interesting background with the trees and ground. Certainly something I can work with. The skin tones aren't washed out either - there is a range to work with.
Line. I had a weird body posistion curled up in bed for this. The lines are rougher than usual. There is more line, even unnecessary line.Grayscale. Focused on the character with the gray rather than the background. Struggled with elements of the character - the hands especially. Happy with the tones in the facial area.
Color. Used a new purple for the 'white' areas. This looks fine when mixed with a range of tones. I tried the purple for the hair as well but it didn't look correct so switched to an orange. Suits it better. For the jacket a red was used, no tones though. In the background - green for the floor and blue for the sky.