I stripped Doran's original faceup this week, with the intent of giving him a proper one. When he arrived I was so frustrated with trying to paint him when he looked so different from what I expected that I gave him a half-assed faceup and left it alone. I've since bonded with him properly and so hoped it would go better this time.
However doing faceups while suffering from a migraine makes it hard to
like or trust your results. I'll see how I feel about it tomorrow, but
for now I think it will do. If I really don't like it, I may send him
off to be painted by someone else. I hope I like what I see, when I look
at him again tomorrow.
My hands are shaking too much so only one photo turned out. If I still
feel okay about it tomorrow I'll have Osaka glue in his lashes.
I don't think I have any GOOD photos of his old faceup, but this is one of my favorites.
I think he looks significantly less worried now, and maybe a little more
bratty, but also more mature, which is what I was going for.
And if I end up not liking it, no harm, I can always re-do it. Though
hopefully I won't wait so long this time. I only finally got around to
re-doing Doran, because doing up Earnán went so well. And in fact I had
Earnán sitting there so that I could use his little face as a reference.
They have very different personalities but similar faces.