Lately I've been having trouble feeling like any of my personal work is worth finishing; I felt similarly about this, but it was kind of an Eat My Vegetables exercise anyway, so I did (lighting a character slightly more than perfunctorily, drawing from a point of view other than straight-on; but girl you KNOW I'm painting that placid smile, I'm still ME). It was originally a straightforward purple-yellow color comp but at the last second I threw a bunch of a blue-green-grey at it because see note above re: me.
This painting is based on a fun, unpretentious fairy tale retelling I enjoyed recently - Princess Ben. At this point in the story she's described as having a figure like an apple (later she's still thick, but after two months as a prisoner of war and then, crucially, everyone butting THE HECK OUT of what she eats and trying to control her figure with absurd diets, she finds her natural weight. Health at every size yo!!). I wish I had made her rounder here. Next time I'll be less shy.
Watercolor & digital media.