A few days ago, I made this sketch. I loved how she turned out. And I was afraid of painting on it for fear of ruining her. It was this fear that stopped me from painting when I was much younger.
After I posted it on social media, I received many encouraging comments from friends to go ahead and paint her. Some suggested making copies of it.
Today, I decided to break through my fear and took out my paint palette and painted her.
The colors were an experiment. Wasn’t sure how she would turn out. But layer after layer, she began to emerge. And I love her. While I still love my original sketch, I love this painted version as well.
Glad I believed in myself and gave it a go. Also thankful for all my friends on Facebook whose encouragement really helped.