Wednesday, June 5, 2013


The original painting I'd done of this character for Propel, my thesis work, wasn't as grounded as I liked. I reworked it keeping in mind that it might be used a cover image and not just the first page in the book. This meant it needed to be simple and clear.

After I finished it up last night, I couldn't bring myself to scoop up excess paint and make a happy gray out of it, so my morning miniature happened quickly late evening.

Monique and the Cell--10min


  1. Soo excellent! While it IS simple and clear, it speaks volumes through the dynamic composition! All of those wonderful diagonals along with the painterly expression-WOW!

  2. These are mighty fine words coming from you, Elena--many thanks!