"Gilded" is finished. Obviously the designs on her body are in gold ink- so they catch the light at different angles. It was so hard to get the very thin gold lines- gold ink is more viscous than what I'm used to- but by holding my breath and with my face an inch from the paper I achieved what I was after:
It's hard to see the velvety-texture of the background in these photos- it has a subtle shimmer to it:
And the hair shapes on "Let It Go" were bothering me so I "drew" into them and re-shaped them very carefully with an xacto-knife blade. Much better:
"Gilded" and "Let It Go" will be part of my April 2013 solo show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery. For more info, to be added to the preview list, or to reserve a piece early, email Matt Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.