We took a few trips to downtown Los Angeles and out to the San Fernando Valley while our daughter was visiting this last month, so I had some time in the car to do a few sketches. This sweet little face is a bit younger than most of my wildish spirits, but she just emerged with a very innocent expression.
I usually start my sketches with the eyes, nose and mouth and then get the shape of the chin and face; then I add the hair and fae shaped ears. This drawing came together that way. I sketched a few extra things around her as I was thinking about different ideas for the background and foreground when I get to the painting stage.
I am thinking of Aster(after the genus name Asteraceae from the aster daisy) for her name as I am sure some type of daisy will be in the painting. Aster also means star and refers to the fallen tears of the Goddess Astraea, known as Virgo and September’s constellation. I have a feeling her painting will be my September project. I am also considering changing the pack of firewood she is carrying over her shoulder to a big bouquet of daisies when I create the painting.
Hmmm… seems like I have a bit to think about. I would love to hear your thoughts. 🙂
Have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell