About the Artwork

May has a beautiful, colorful butterfly on her shoulder!

Went for some softer colors again with this one, for the most part. I’ve been pretty busy with commissions lately, so my Calendar Gals portraits are about all I’ve had time for. I have plans to start in on some more studies again today, though!

This painting will be a part of a calendar that I’ll be putting together around the end of 2017, for 2018. Join my mailing list or follow me on your favorite social media to see more, and to find the calendar when it comes out!

Be sure to view the full-size image in the Portraits section of the gallery!

May Closeup & Tutorial

You can view a tutorial and time-lapse of the painting here:

The tutorial touches on the brushes I used to create the skin textures as well as how to use random dabs of colors to make your artwork look more realistic!

Painted in Adobe Photoshop with a Wacom Cintiq tablet