Work-in-progress screen shot of "Romanza". The digital coloring phase has begun. I had fun working on this yesterday among other projects.
Since the girl's hair is requested to be brown, and the other major elements of this piece - monarch butterflies and poppies - pretty much pull the color scheme to the warm side of the color wheel, I decided to start with the foundation of ochre. I will be adding greens to the leaves, buds and the field, but it will be subdued shades of green so it won't distract too much from the current scheme and general temperature. I love the nostalgia that brown, gold, and ochre lend to a piece. Along with blues, it's my other favorite color scheme.