Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Magic Carpet Ride

Phew! Let me tell you, this painting was tough! I spent an entire Saturday trying to sketch Jasmine's face. Aladdin came out just fine, piece of cake. But Jasmine? Noooooooooo.

Right when I was thinking I'd won the war on all Disney princesses, this foxy little minx proved me wrong. I tried not 1, not 2, but 3 times to get her face right. Each 1-2 hour sketching attempt resulted in me throwing down my pencil and having to walk away....and then feeling super depressed with myself.

I went to dinner that night feeling washed up, like I might as well throw in the towel. But then, I came home, grabbed my 80th pencil and finally got her face just right. The impossible can be done (and I may have channeled Dave Chappelle and screamed "Gotcha bitch!" when I was done)!

Here is "Magic Carpet Ride"


And finally.....

"Magic Carpet Ride"
18" x 24" acrylic original on canvas

And now the Turtle tells me there's a fan art contest going on for the video game Halo. So, I was swapping between paintings while waiting for each's paint to dry this weekend. I was going out of my mind trying to keep them straight! I'm lucky I didn't start painting flowers and stars on Masterchief!


  1. Way to push through and make it work Tink! Looks great...

  2. You totally captured her face! Excellent!

  3. The life of an artist is 99%frustration- 1% inspiration. Your a talent!