This is my first bridal portrait of my sister on her Valentine’s Wedding Day back in 2009 at the Hotel Bel Air. The ceremony was touching and beautiful and the reception was glamourous. This illustration started out as a mistake when the paper started to rip on her cheek because I was trying so hard to make the blush look natural. I recovered quickly and was inspired by Barney Saltzberg’s Beautiful Oops!. I made the oops into a BEAUTIFUL OOPS! I think I got a little too excited with the Liquid Gems from Liquitex or widely known as puffy paint. But I love the texture and the sparkle these lovely little bottles provide! Now who loves a little sparkle? Or a lot? I prefer a lot!
Please see my daily works in progress on my tumblr site to see what I’m working on! Thank you!