This is my first Lagoona repaint, and it was interesting trying to paint those bulging eyes of hers x.x I wasn't originally painting this girl, I have a Draculaura I'm still working on, but I cut Lagoona's hair on a whim and it inspired me. I'm still yet to finish her but I thought I'd show a close-up of her face because I'm proud of her eyes, or the irises anyway. I tried a new technique and I think they came out really well.
She's a bunyip, which is an Aboriginal mythological creature. I actually am quite paranoid that she's come off a bit racist but that's really not my intention, I guess i'm a bit sensative to it as growing up there's a lot of conflict between us and the native people here. It's inspiration I'm really trying to show, obviously it's not exactly aboriginal painting I've done, but I did want to give her a a sort of crown drawn on by what hopefully looks like fingers (I actually used her own hand to paint them on lol) and the rest of her body is covered it spots and white paint and markings. I'll post a full shot once she's finished.
Anyhew, Yarra (from what I learned) means something like fast, or flowing. I took it from the Yarra river, which flows through Melbourne, my favourite place on earth. It's not eactly the nicest river as it flows through that city, but it's certainly a landmark all Melbournites are familiar with.
Anyway. Yarra the bunyip. I like her hair. She was originally a Classroom Lagoona. Her hair was coarse and kind of gross so I cut it all off into a dramatic asymmetrical bob, and tucked her bangs under the braid. I'm going to add some copper to her hair to match the paint on her body and face. When I'm feeling better I'll make her a costume and she can join Georgie in my permanent collection. Yes, sorry, she's not for sale