This is a miniature traditional painting I worked on this week. She's a spooky li'l vampire child of barely two hundred years old, who goes by the name of Wilhemina Whisper.
The painting's unframed size is approx 12cm x 9cm
(that's just under five inches high by three and a half wide in "old money" as they say.)
Inspired by vintage photography, I start by collaging various photographs in photoshop to arrange composition etc until I have something I'm reasonably pleased with. (a difficult task at the best of times). I then use that composite image as a reference from which to paint. I paint in acrylics on illustration board or card and varnish afterwards giving it a look more reminiscent of an old oil painting. I work in acrylics for speed, as I'm incredibly impatient and find the longer drying times of oils quite frustrating. Apologies for the awful "Glary" photograph, My skills with a camera are even worse than those with a paintbrush.