A few days ago I came across with the incredible artist Peter Mitchev.
His work came to me through Sharon Tomlinson`s A Diary of Faces class (wich indeed is a great class!).
I inmediatly fall in love with his work, I adore the intimacy of his characters, they really talk to me.
So I was inspired and started what`s on my desk today♥
My first step was the background, I choose three different cloths with different patterns and glue them to my canvas. I really like to paint over cheap cotton cloth, paint works great there.
I apply a soft layer of gesso to soften the pattern of the cloth and started working on the characters.
I was inspired to paint a maternity but I think the right side face must have been smaller to really look like a child...
For the blanket that covers the characters I used pieces of scrap papers and paint the joints with acrylic.
Then I added acrylics to the background to disguise the cloth.
It isn`t finished yet but I`m pretty happy with how`s working :)
In the meantime you can find some Mandala templates and inspiration here, and listen to a taster of my music here
♥ Guada ♥