As always a pencil outline.
Then I broke out my acrylics. These are Daler Rowney System 3 acrylics. I started with blues,pinks and greys.
While still wet I dabbed her skin with a paper towel to remove some paint and make it look distressed.
Then I added more blue,pink,grey and white.
i wasn't sure what colours I wanted the feathers, so I just blocked in some bases. I also blocked in a dark green for her eyes.
Now to bring the eyes to life, add the eyebrows, define nose and mouth..
A little more shading..
I added lines of gesso roughly to the background.
Then coloured the background with greens, turquoise and white.
I added a little dark grey to the bottom of the background.
Now I worked on the hair, using black and purple. I also added purple to the dress.
Then I worked on the feathers...layering several colours on each to achieve depth.
All finished. I am in love with my little Dreary Diana.
Hope you like her