This is the second post today. What can I say - I'm a feast or famine type-o-gal. So about half an hour ago I left you hanging with the piano primed ina ghostly all white state. Finally the really fun part - adding color! That first brush stroke is always the hardest. Where to begin? Right smack dab in the center of course!
Then I needed some connectors - part wave, part vine, part tree branches/roots (you'll see as it evolves)
I was thinking of the arms as waves. There were a lot of nature elements to this - a real feeling of the timelessness and cycles of growing things and the ebb and tide of water - endless ocean. I was listening to a lot of Florence and the Machine.
So the back alone took about a week but it was totally worth it :)
Now the next challenge - pulling everything around the sides. I started here:
I knew it needed more work but wasn't sure what came next so I started on the fornt to give my subconscious sometime to work it out and/or to see if I just needed another part to be done for it to fall into place.
Remember how I mentioned tree feelings? This is what started happening on the front:
I added some color to the top too at this point. Starting to feel the time crunch so was trying to work multiple bits at once.
This post is getting epically long. Then again it was a pretty epic process so I guess that fits. I'm going to leave you with a pic of the mostly finished top and expanded front:
Next post - the final side and finished product pics!