Thank you for the class. Holly Batman, it does look like we are painting in real canvas! So cool!
This is the third version of my painting. I dont know why but twice Fresco just crashed and I had to open app again just to discover that the last updates I have made on the drawing werent saved.. :( Versions 1 and 2 had completely different backgrounds and details, but I am ok with this version as well.
This is the survivor :D
I didn't used any online photos of vintage ladies cause I own hundreds of old vintage photos and postcards I have purchased in vintage fairs around the globe. I used these below as reference for pose and accessories:
I am fascinated with this girl. I keep wondering how was her life. What she liked to do. How long did she lived... I can spend hours looking my collections of vintage photos trying to imagine how was the life of the people in my photos.
I noticed a lot of flowers were used in the photos so I incorporated this element in my drawing.
PS: These particular photos were bought in vintage fairs in France, where I spend 4 months a year, since 2017.
For the color palette I created one based in an old vintage catalog advertising. Check nelow:
As the original painting weren’t saved by Fresco I ended up using just few of the colors of my original color pallet.
Original color pallet:
This is the sketch. I thought originally of drawing a hat on her but changed my mind during the process :
I really dont know what I am doing wrong but Fresco crashed again and the photo of the survivor girl is gone (by that I mean the last version of the painting. The one I uploaded in the project) :( Apparently Fresco is not saving the last versions of my paintings and keep loading the very first steps I made when the drawing were incomplete and at the first stages. Any idea why?? I thought Fresco would save my progress automatically.
This is what I get when I open the file at Fresco:
Here I was still playing with colors.