Here is the sketch I drew out.
I transferred the drawing to a birch panel with carbon paper. I love to paint on wood panels more so than canvas. It has such a smooth feel and I like how the paint and inks lay on the wood.
My next step was to go over the drawing with pencil and then spray workable fixative. I then used masking fluid to cover the girl so I could work on the background without worrying too much. (I'm a messy painter!)
Time for the details. I worked markers, washi tape, stencils with spray inks, stamps, rub-ons and some of my own doodles onto the background. I painted her knit cap smoky grey and for her hair I mixed some white with bubble gum pink. I used black and white for her stripped shirt.
Here is the finished piece. Baby is on a 11 by 14 birch panel. Her sides are painted with the neon red used in the background as well as some black. If your interested in a print of Baby I have some available in my Etsy shop just click the shop button on top of this page and it will take you there. I will also have this on society 6 as well. http://society6.com/LesaBarry
Hope you enjoyed taking a peek into the process of making Baby!