Although I have enjoyed doing vectors, I sometimes miss the fluidity and expressiveness of traditional oil paint but I have'nt touched my oil paints since i started using digital. So I thought of doing a digital piece which maybe looked like a traditional piece in piece. Initialy for this piece i intended broad, chunky shapes to represent the figure, but as i set to work on it i kept getting drawn to filling in more detail.
So to keep the look of a traditional painting, i intentionaly kept parts of the image ie. the dress, and intentional let the skin tones show through where the edge of the dress is ( or maybe i got lazy). I would like to have taken this idea further but i just liked how it looked now and submitted it.
The image is referenced from an advert for Roberto Cavalli.