Behind the scenes look at the making of Xena Warrior Princess painting
The start of Making Xena Warrior Princess Painting
First thing after sketching in the basics of Lucy Lawless in her Xena warrior princess outfit, I concentrate on the eyes. The eyes are so important, so make sure they are right before getting to the rest of the painting. Once the shape of Xena’s face and eyes are where I want them, then I begin painting the background. In this case, I’m using Prism Violet, Brilliant Purple and white to make different tones, then applied these colors with a palette knife. I wanted a rough, abstract background to sort of represent the rough setting of the early Roman Days.
Its pretty slow and tedious now to capture all the nuances of her metal clad leather outfit. You can see I have a photo laying on the easel that I use as my guide.
Everything is coming together nicely and now it’s time to work on Xena’s Chakram
I shaded everything with a mid-tone gray and didn’t use any metallic colors EXCEPT for the Chakram, where there is Iridescent Silver and Gold paints. It shimmers as the light catches it. Added some multi-faceted bauble stones that catch the light too.
“I HAVE MANY SKILLS
Quick video that shows the details in this painting of Xena Warrior Princess:
Thanks for having a look,