1st picture. This is the "ugly stage".
Two more that I finished recently.
The first one caused me trouble. I had quite a DARK background going... really dark. So I started stamping textured things on it with cardboard honeycomb stuff that came in packing material. That lightened it up a bit. But it was still very dark to put a lady on. So she really has a lot of the background showing through her skin. Her dress is part of the background too, just lightened up with some see-through sparkly blue paint. I'd like to put a top coat of gel gloss on it but I'm afraid to because I used some ink sprays in the background and I'm afraid they will bleed.
This one was influenced by the class I am taking. Everyone seems to like pink and lavendar or blue or neon hair. They also like to draw fairies. But I like her anyway. In this one I was learning to shade lips. Still a challenge for me. I need to observe lips more often and how the light hits them. No offense if I stare at you.