Swept Up | Digital Painting by Raederle

Swept Up

2011
by Raederle Phoenix



This project was a lot of fun. "Swept Up" is project of motion, color and fun.

The braid I'm particularly proud of.

There were many "firsts" for me in this painting.

Firsts:

My first digital painted braid that is done entirely from scratch with no reference drawing or photo.

The designs I did along the tops of her "leg warmers" and the strap around her arm are firsts for me: I've never invented little detailed designs like that. I love how they came out and will be doing that again.

The brush-style and technique I used on her hair is a first for me.

I drew her lips without reference, which isn't a first for me with pencil, but almost all of my digital paintings use a reference for the lips or follow my pencil sketch.

Overall, I'm absolutely elated. It could use more refinement and detail, but I want to keep moving on to new projects at this moment, so I'm laying this one to rest until further inspiration strikes (which it probably will eventually).

~ Raederle Phoenix