Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Art // His Weakness [Hercules]

Here is the painting I created for the 2nd place winner from my Blogiversary! She requested a Hercules painting, and as Hercules is one of my favorite movies (I'm pretty sure Meg helped me survive high school heartbreaks) I was more than happy to oblige! 

Hercules (c) Disney. Created with acrylic paints on 9x12 inch paper.

I had went back and forth a bit about what to paint - or more accurately, who. With such a great cast (ironically, I can't stand Hercules, but the rest of the characters are uh-ma-zing!) I've always wanted to do something with the Muses but figured that was one I can eventually do for myself. I knew something with Meg was an absolute must, and seemed like Hercules was sort of a necessarily evil. I finally found this photo in one of my Hercules books and knew it was perfect! I had intended on having Pegasus flying in the background, but eventually I decided it would be too small (even if I cheated and did the adorable baby Pegasus) and probably distracting, so I stuck with this. 

I'm not thrilled with the background (despite my father's constant praises) as I'm not good at night scenes, but overall I think I'm satisfied with it. I do love the Impressionist-inspired style. :)

I began my art career entirely from doing fan arts, but I don't do it as much now as I should. I really need to change that, as they're so much fun!

Hope you enjoy!

Have a fabulous day!

Weigh-In Wednesday // 4


Weigh-In : 126.6

Down 1 pound!

I wasn't sure how well it would go because this week wasn't the best food-wise. I need to get more groceries. My father has spent a ton of time working on his vehicle (and is out there as I type) but it's been well over a year, so there's no telling when/if he'll get it working, so going grocery shopping is rare. Still trying to eat as well as possible, but it was a tough week. So I'm very happy that it still went down.

I decided to not continue with the food journal mostly because I just couldn't keep up with it. It was helpful to kick off being extra conscious of what I ate, to get into the habit.

I haven't been doing as well as I was with fitness but it's always a journey - just gotta pull myself back up.

Speaking of, I am going to go do that now!

As always - any support, advice,  recipes etc are very welcomed!

Have a fabulous day!

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