Wanted to have an original series of my own to work on. A friend requested I do her sign for her (Taurus) and had such fun throughout the process I've now decided to do one of these for each of the zodiac signs.
I put a lot of thought into this piece. I wanted to incorporate the constellation into the painting and pictured the horns as arms joining at the hands and the face as a leg and so that's how I positioned her. I highlighted the constellation with little stars at the highlights on her arms and down her crossed leg. Obviously green was a big color Emerald, the relation stone for Taurus. a diamond on her golden horn gem to represent Taurus' love of materialism and self indulgence, I liked having the reflection of the diamond highlight her 3rd eye region to represent a Taurean's ability to see things how they are. Taurus is an earth sign so I kept the colors brown and green. Taureans can be lazy and very conservative at times, hence the sitting cross legged position (which actually worked out nicely with the constellation!).
I had a lot of fun designing her outfit. I knew I wanted it to be earthy, so I made it leather/suede material with some stitching. The pink roses represent that Taureans sometime have an affiliation towards the color pink and the rose for me can loosley be alluded to a bull through Spanish bull fighting. My friend's name was also Rosa and she was Spanish so in my mind it fits.
Here is the animated process of this paintings evolution. As you will see, I changed my mind about 10 times throughout the process. Enjoy!! Hope you like it! [link]