This was a really interesting exercise... There was a lot of back and forth during the process. One minute I'd be super impressed and happy with where it was going and the next minute I was really underwhelmed. I think a lot of that came from letting myself overwork it a little. All in all it turned out okay. I really do love some things about it... like the feather and the simplicity of the shirt.
During the early block in stage I thought this would be really fun to play around with using watercolors... Hopefully I'll get to that sooner than later. I'll post my efforts if they prove worthy.
On a random side note... A couple months ago I developed an interest in family history and got extremely excited at the thought of putting faces to names. Over the last couple of weeks I've been gathering and cleaning up family photos and here's a one that I'm proud of.
Before vs After