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7 Day Gimp Challenge- Day 5

By day 5 of the challenge, I got sick of reading tutorial for Gimp. Instead, I wanted to paint. A lot. I ended up painting two “line art” pictures for my own amusement. After some thought, I decided to post only one of them. I like the other painting too, but I’m not ready to post it yet.

Here is the painting…. (Clicking on the picture will take you to the devainART submission)

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Do you recognize her? It’s Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) from Doctor Who. I’ve been trying to draw and paint her for years but I ended up hating each drawing and painting I’ve done. I used one of the publicity photos from Season 1 as a reference.

I decided to paint Rose differently than how I painted my Madame de Pompadour painting. For Pompadour, I used many reference photos and pieced together her looks. For Rose, I use one photo as a main reference and two others to check if I was painting her cheeks, eyes, eyebrows, ect. right.

I’m currently coloring her, which used up most of day 6 of the challenge. Also, after how well she turned out, I begin to think of drawing more Doctor Who characters again. I lost my confidence in drawing anyone from Doctor Who earlier this year, so I’m feeling encouraged to try again.

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