I had the idea to paint a series of half-size portraits of various Mooncalf characters. This actually the only mooncalf character proper that I've created, the only one with a name. She's called Amethie - yes, I suck at inventing names.
I deliberately kept highlights to a minimum and used fingers a lot to blend the paint. I wanted to try to give the dual impressions of a formal eighteenth century portrait and a war-photographer's snapshot. With the former in mind I semi abstracted the background,
Kudos and a cookie to whoever can tell me what kind of gun she has (it is real).
Acrylic on paper - 43 by 30cm / 17 by 12"