Here comes "Jean d'Arc"...
I sketched her birthplace as a background in pastels:
Then I sketched the statue and the face of my niece, but it didn't work as I wanted it to!!!
I covered the face with white acrylic, and sketched anew:
I sketched and painted over it again and then I thought I needed something different.
I turned to another reference photo and wanted to do something I hadn't done before. I actually wanted something textural, but didn't know what, or have anything, and then the gold flakes came to my mind, which I have a little box of.
I outlined the sketch with glue and layered the gold on top, bit by bit. Then I got out my water colours and painted the face, hair and outlines.
Now I'm really curious, what you think of her!
Sharing this on Facebook also in the 29 Faces group!