Okay, I have to say that this is one of my favorite Inkscape Portraits that I have done so far. I have had this concept in my head for the last couple of weeks and have been dying to bring it to life. Of course, what you imagine and what actually comes to fruition are two (sometimes frustratingly) different things. In this case, this one turned out better than what I could've imagined.
I spent Sunday morning shooting Inkscapes that would fit the idea that I had in mind; I knew I wanted an image of Gabrielle's head emerging from the ink so I spent a long time trying to get the right shape and consistency. I went with blue again because I like the calming effect that it has. The way the ink adorns the back of her head, I'm reminded of Queen Nefertiti's crown. The movement of the ink also suggests that she may be in flight.
Initially when I designed the image, it was completely awash in color but I wanted to play around with a focal-point color while leaving the remainder of the image fading into grey. Doing this emphasizes more of a relationship between the model and the Inkscape and makes the viewer which is influencing or reflecting the other.
I also wanted to use a lot of white space in the image too. Initially, the plan was to have a large close-up of Gabrielle's side profile so that the Inkscape pretty much filled up the space but I changed my mind and played up the background to really make the image pop. It creates a sharper feel.
So this is my latest Inkscape Portrait. I'm just itching to do more.