Fire Girl
posted: October 18, 2006
Princess at play...
I did this painting of Princess, a street performer who specializes in fire, this morning. I've got a bunch of regular stuff due, but I've been thinking about how I'd do this painting since I interviewed her on Saturday night, and I couldn't put it off any longer.

One of the things I grappled with in this was to be sure it came across that she's a woman, since her hair is very short (because of fire safety), so I took some liberties with her body form and lighting and angle and all. Also, her act is very sensual and  I wanted to convey the way she relates to the fire as a lover, so I really played around with the curve of her body and expression on her face and tilt of her head, plus the shape of the flames wrapping around her.

This one was really fun. Now back to work.