Interpretation of Beauty and the Beast. This is for Wayward Fairy Tales. I'll be prepping canvases this weekend. I have to finish painting these my the end of February.
(Edit: 2/11: Cleaned up the beast and added some details.
I finished this piece today. The concept is roughly based on Puss in Boots. It's not part of the wayward fairy tale show, just inspired.
One of the concepts for this piece revolved around the leopard's spots being an intricate man made design. The drawing looked too busy, so I erased it. And now that I'm looking at the pattern I laid in photoshop, it looks too flat. I think I'll save this idea for another piece and resolve his pattern when I paint. The rest of the piece gained a lot of detail and story as I worked on it, adding substantial weight to the big cat would disrupt the flow.
Coming up this month is a another Contrast art Show at 320 studios in Manhattan. This March, in San Francisco, at Modern Eden will be the group show, Wayward fairytales.