I'd fancied doing a follow up to my fox girl painting for a while now, and so when I heard the chorus ("louder than a lion") a super-cool, fierce lion girl appeared in my head and wouldn't go away.
& here she is! It's the first time that I've illustrated a painting with lyrics too - I have really weird handwriting (I don't join up my letters, so annoyingly I've never learned how to do pretty, swooping writing), so I was a bit apprehensive about writing on it and ruining it. I think it works though!
While I was painting I took photos along the way and posted them on my instagram feed (you can follow me @eversojuliet if you like!). I follow a few arty folk and I really like when they post in-progress photos, I think it's really interesting to see how things come together - so hopefully you all agree, and it's not spammy!
I actually find it really helpful to take photos of things when I paint - it helps you distance yourself from what you're working on, and it makes it easier to spot when things are going wrong!
Overall with this painting I was trying really hard to keep it soft and a bit more natural than my usual style. A very talented pal of mine gave me some very good painting advice (mainly to try and not be so heavy handed!), and so I've really tried to take this on board.