The Recital

serena malyon

Here’s a painting I’ve been working on for the Alberta Children’s Hospital. They just wanted some illustrations to brighten up the place and I thought I’d see what I could do. It’s a little girl putting on a ballet recital for her stuffed animals, something that I think most little girls can relate to.

This painting went though a very long”ugly phase”, but was saved by the awesome advice of Nathan Swayze (this guy). So thanks to Nathan for his advice and pep talks! Going into this painting I had some issues with colour and composition, but I think most of them worked out. I’m not used to a saturated colour palette, so this was a pretty big challenge for me, making it all work together. But overall I think it worked out okay and I’m pretty happy with the results!

The finished size is (including bleed) 14.5″x18.5″


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