“Jewel” Fairy Miniature Start to Finish

“Jewel” is a 2.5 x 3.5″, or ACEO-sized, miniature painting; I took pictures as I went along and thought it would be fun to share them here.

I started out with a rough sketch based on a photo reference that I took, then painted in the background.

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Here I’ve blocked in the base flesh tone.
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Blocking in basic features and shadows on the skin, and a base layer for the wings.
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More color blocking.
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Refining the face and adding some highlights to the corset.
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Adding  pattern and detail to the corset.
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Refining the wings and adding background elements. Rough indications of where the hair should be.
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Hair completed.
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Finally, refinements of the skin tone and necklace.
And it’s done!
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(And it’s shiny.)
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