Lotus flower

It took about a week to make this in PS because I was procrastinating so much. Cleaning it up and seeing the final effect when it all came together made it worth the effort though. I feel like I'm making progress with layering on the colors with this one.

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lotus2
Reference Photo

Reference Photo

I played around with the colors a little after the overall painting was done and finally settled on this version.

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lotus3

Here's one that made it look that much more dramatic (and a little too dark).

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lotus1

Yeahhh very dramatic indeed. Almost looks a little poisonous lol. I like my 'happier' version above.