In May of 2015, Donna Downey and I taught a workshop at Donna Downey Studios in Huntersville, NC. The paintings were broken down into 2 main segments. First, Donna taught how to create a beautifully colorful background with layers of texture and imagery. Once she had completed her part I took over and taught how to draw a figure using the grid method and then proceeded to teach how to paint in with flesh tones and hair, etc. The end paintings that were produced were all spectacular and uniquely their own!
I'd like to show you the process I used to teach them all how to add the figure to their canvas.
This is the only image I have that almost shows 100% of Donna's work. I wish I took a photo before I began drawing the figure on the canvas. But from here, you get a pretty good idea of what a beautiful painting I had to work with!