Just finished this painting, hitting my end of the month deadline. This was a really fun piece to work on. I used the same technique I used on my Christmas painting. I used acrylics again to get the layering effect. The sky has about 8 layers of very thin glazes of paint. Not sure who's dreaming, the armadillo or the girl. They both have their eyes closed. The snails? They have that weird shimmery, translucent body. Maybe they can travel between dream world and real world. Next time you are dreaming, see if there are any snails around.
Lina wrote a little poem for this painting - I love it!:
Tenderly she plays a lullaby,
for all the animals and the sky.
She makes the flowers bloom,
and the kites fly high.
Daintily she spins the world
as she rides by,
our little Princess of Valentine.
Color comp in Photoshop
Starting pencils on panel
Still more pencils
Whew! Done with pencils
Oops! Didn't take pics of the painting steps...