Sorry I haven't posted anything in awhile... The semester just started and I've been super busy. I'll try to post more often, but I apologize in advanced if I can't.
So, over Christmas break, I was bored out of my mind and decided to get crafty. I have a ton of unfinished crochet projects, but I felt like trying something new: painting. Since I'm completely obsessed with all things Marvel (especially Thor) I attempted to paint Loki's helmet.
Here's what happened:
Rough sketch (lefty + pencil + canvas = smudgy as hell). I didn't use any specific picture for reference; I just looked up pictures of Loki's helmet and made up my own design from there.
I used the gridding technique because it's the only thing I remember learning in middle school art class.
First layer of gold.
I decided to add Loki's name in runes because the canvas looked a little too empty at this point.
I found a gold paint marker and fixed some of the lines (is that cheating?).
First layer of green.
Since the helmet and runes looked a little sloppy, I outlined them with a black paint marker. I think it made a huge difference!
Pretty sure it took about 10 layers of paint to get the gold even... That's whys happens when you buy $0.99 paint from Walmart.
I know it's not perfect, but I absolutely love how this turned out!!! This is definitely going up on my wall as soon as I move.
Thanks for reading, and I hope I can talk to all of you again very soon :)