Opera mom

As promised, I just finished a bigger, brighter, black and white picture.
I spent so much time on the ink-work that I was scared of ruining it with the paint. I would imagine this to be really colorful, but as that was not the plan, I decided to scan it before doing anything else. So now, if I want to color it again, I can just print it out. Here’s how it looks:

OperaMamma.jpg

And here it is with all the black paint on it, plus a text that says “sometimes the mom sings opera at breakfast”:ย OperaMammaText.jpg
It’s inspired by my mom, who doesn’t actually sing opera at the breakfast table, but she does sing sometimes. And she lives in a pretty messy house with my youngest brother and a big bunch of cats. It could very well look like this.

I think my biggest struggle was the shadows. Since I couldn’t use color to get a focal point, I had to do it with light instead. I think it turned out fine, but omygoshyouguys, it took so long to finish. Unfortunately, when I’m excited about a project, I forget about pretty much everything else. So this have kept me awake for way too long, and I’ve also fallen behind on a few commissions, so I’ll be working hard the next few days.
It was worth it though. I really like it, and Mom loves it.

See you when I’ve caught up with my work!

Embla

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5 thoughts on “Opera mom

  1. Omg these are so cool!! I love the detail and the character. You’ve got some serious talent, my friend ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers!
    ~The Silent Wave/Laina ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

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      1. That’s totally cool! ๐Ÿ˜Š. Even though I’m not familiar with them yet, your pieces are kinda like getting introduced ๐Ÿ’œ

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