Complete Metamorphosis work-in-progress

Finally finished! :) I'm pretty much satisfied, though I'm not sure I'll use watercolor in this exact manner again.

Demon girl painting

  1. Pencil sketch
  2. Pen & ink line-art
  3. Light ink wash on the skin, painted wings and exposed flesh in watercolor (Ivory black and Crimson).
  4. Painted the background in several layers of watercolor (Ultramarine, Pthalo green, Raw umber).
  5. More layers of Ultramarine on the background.
  6. Washes of Burnt sienna on the skin and hair, roughing in the net with Chinese white and Ivory black watercolor.
  7. More shadows on the skin with Ivory black, a light wash of Raw umber + Quinacridone Magenta. Added the veins on wings with Ivory black, and all the detailing on the net with Titanium white acrylic paint.

Finished painting:


Watercolor, ink and acrylic on 35x50cm watercolor paper. I don't know how many hours, but only the last step took 6 hours, so you do the math.