Bye bye ferns and autumn mood
- Published: Sunday, 21 November 2021 12:21
This work in progress picture above is from the moment when I was creating the autumn dress design. This time the style was rustic autumn mood combined with yellow and orange highlights.
This dress was completed with autumn´s dried leaves and ferns. In the picture above I was arranging the elements together. That rustic mood was so nice to play with, especially after the summer´s bright and colorful flowers.
I colored the character with several layers. And this time I also added autumn colors more for the background and filled the paper with combination of rustic colors along with misty greenish forest tones. In the autumn forest, there´s that beautiful balance between rustic mood and softer misty tones. I used the same inspiring colors which were captured also during my halloween forest adventure in the previous post. As a result my character in middle of the autumn setting became that bright highlight... almost like that candle in the picture below.
After drawing the character the leaf and fern dress was then built of treasures that were found from the forest. After the flaming autumn colors were all gone, the forest was hiding those last leaves with fading yellow and orange tones.Those yellow leaves with rusty tones were matching with the character´s colors and were also forming that top layer for her dress.
I added some of the red brown colors of the ferns to my character´s hair. Especially those tones that the fern still had during the forest adventure (like in the picture below). The ferns that I collected and dried, became then also so compelling with that new rough texture, like having a completely different life after the forest...
In the pictures below is captured a moment when I was getting the fern dress nearly finished.... Below you can also see details of that fern texture and the hem of the rough dress.
In the picture below you can see also the upper body and face of the drawn character more clearly. This time her brownish hazel eyes were having orange tones for eye shadow colors.
Those last autumn days before the snow... there´s magic in the misty forest and so many treasures waiting to be found.
Bye bye ferns, hope we will meet again...
I´m sending you light and strength! 💛 Stay strong! 💛