With Diamonds

“Diamonds are girl’s best friend” they say. I’m not sure if I agree since it does sound quite a lonely life to have only cold shiny diamonds as your best friend. I prefer something that can love you back. Still I do think diamonds are pretty. Especially I love the simplified shape of the diamond when it’s drawn. This watercolor work started as a platform for a crazy diamond pattern. But the message is that despite the huge amount of diamonds around the girl herself is the biggest diamond of all just the way she is.
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Here is a making of photographs of the progress. I started with a pencil sketch and then added layers of watercolor.

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For the pattern I wanted brighter colors so I used ink instead of watercolor.

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Only thing still missing is the floating diamonds.

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Here below is the finalized illustration With Diamonds.

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Some details. First close up of the face. I kept it very natural.

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2nd close up – the pattern: diamonds, plus sign, round seeds and ribbons.

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Have an absolutely diamondy week!

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