This painting has a long story behind it.
I decided to do a picture featuring Rapunzel after seeing this gorgeous painting of Rapunzel
from Bryan “Beaux” Beus. Of course I wanted to do something different and, hopefully, as gorgeous as the other :)
After thinking a while how to do the picture and remembering rapunzel's story I decided that it would be fun if I did Rapunzel with short hair after her braids had been cutted, instead of doing a tradicional portrait of long hair rapunzel.
I tried to give a dramatic feeling to the picture, trying to transmit rapunzel's feelings of sadness. So I made the picture dark with the ligth coming from just one point, the window of her tower. Finally I decided to have blue colours in the picture so her blonde yellow hair could contrast.
I had lots of fun doing this picture.
I'm also happy that few reference was used to draw her body, except for her haircut. I also did the colouring with few references, just in the face, neck, hands and her shirt. ;)
Done in Photoshop 7.0 with NGS pen.