So I painted this.
Which is, of course, on sale at my Etsy shop. So check that out.
It says "I paid $40,000 dollars for an education, and all I got was this crappy job". I have a few qualms with it. I feel like maybe I should've made her bigger for better use of the canvas. Her head is alllllll wrong, as is her face, and it looks way too cartoony for my liking.
And most of all, the writing on her apron is hard to read. Which is the point of the piece. It's supposed to be very contrasted and clear to make a blunt statement like this one.
Anyways that is very how much how I feel right now. Like I can't get a real job, trapped with crappy jobs at the age of 24 with a degree. Sigh.
Anywho. I may redo this I dunno. But that's the only decently large canvas I had (16" x 18") so it won't be anytime soon.
I took a few photos of the process to share.
First I used a pencil to roughly shape out how I wanted the waitress to be moving.
Then I redrew her with pencil with correct anatomy and outlined the toughest parts in pen.
Then I made a full ink drawing of how I wanted her to look.
Then I drew it on canvas and painted it. And voila. Art.