I recently got together with a model friend of mine, Amanda, who has modeled for me in years past but has gone on to fame and glory. I was just checking in to see if she would like to model for a painting with a formal and perhaps a period type outfit. She is not only involved in theatre but is an accomplished costume designer and seamstress. She mentioned that she was currently into Steampunk and had recently completed a new outfit. I could not have been more delighted!
Below are some in progress photos. I am thinking of adding some ghosted gear imagery in the background and perhaps a bird escaping from the cage to reappear on the right side of the painting. I'll play in photoshop first then decide how to continue.