I’m back from NFCC 2016 and getting ready to go to Montreal ComicCon. And in between I will be sending art to San Deigo ComicCon (WOOT!!!) and painting my brains out.
But in the meantime, here’s a character I’ve been wanting to paint for a while now: Sheriff Jody Mills. Smart. Witty. Sassy. And someone with heart. You can’t pull the wool over her eyes and get away with it. And you can’t be in her circle of friends without knowing it.
Portrayed by the incredible Kim Rhodes, Sheriff Mills is a character I’m always happy to see on Supernatural. She’s a character that gives girls representation in the show. Good representation. I know my daughters love her as much as I do.
I didn’t have a lot of energy yesterday. Returning from a con to a fuck ton of programming work will do that to a body. So…there’s not much for video. It was a toss up between painting and talking and I chose painting. Which…yeah…is yay for all of us!
I still have to finish off the Sam and Jessica painting but I wanted to do something satisfying. A style I enjoy working in because it’s technically and visually delicious.
Painting in flat layers immediately gives me the satisfaction of working with the character early on.
And then it’s just a matter of tightening up the lines and adding depth.
I love her expression here. So fond.
But full of steel.
I ended up blending a lot of the colour with my fingers to soften edges and get the glow I was looking for. I’m really pleased with this one.
24″ x 12″
Acrylic on stretched canvas.