Visualizing Her Sexy
This is a digital illustration project that I started back in 2018. I started drawing this piece in Infinite Painter Pro software with my Samsung tablet during a dialysis treatment (as usual at that time). I used a virtual canvas as a drawing surface and added some special effects brushes to possibly illustrate the “black girl magic” that was popularized at that time.
I unintentionally created two different versions of the image (mistake in saving the image-I think). However I came out with it and named it “Afro-Violet Brilliance”. It was intended to be seen by interior designers because violet was the color of 2018 according to the design industry. But, I kept it in my files once I got my iPad Pro to see what I can do with on an apple software platform.
Which brings me to today. Since I have a little bit more time than usual, I decided to make some adjustments and add some more paint strokes to the piece in Apple’s Procreate digital painting software. I wanted to advance the black girl magic narrative with the adjustments and changes in color. I wanted her to be a slight bit more joyous and feeling confident in her hair as she’s got this look like she’s feeling her self. I created this color vibration using warmer to cooler reds in contrast to tonal blues and bright violets together. Along with some bright highlights I feel it gives this “in the Club” look to her. It’s like she’s visualizing herself being the hottest chick in the spot while she’s in her room, or while she’s showering up getting ready to go out.
But that’s my story creating this piece. What’s your story experiencing it with your eyes. Please let me know what you think.