Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Veil of Night

http://www.shadowscapes.com/image.php?lineid=23&bid=1002
Size: 15.5x16.7 inches
Medium: Watercolors & ink
For detail closeups, -click here-

Nyx drawing her veil across the world.

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Some of the in-progress scans and photos:

 Initial scribbles in my sketchbook from a while back.
 Started with a base layer of texture. Only some of the birds were sketched out. The rest of them I just tried to pull out from the ink/watercolor splatter texture of the background so that they evolved more organically out of the painting.
 More birds.
 And more birds.
 Started onto Nyx. Bright blue for a little contrast, but still blending her vels and skirts out into the surrounding darkness.
 And finally the sleeping town below. Started with a base wash with wet-in-wet dotting of some purple tones into the gold.
 Refined the details.
Added more birds in the upper parts and finished up.
http://www.shadowscapes.com/image.php?lineid=23&bid=1002

2 comments:

  1. Your work never ceases to amaze me. Be Blessed and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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    1. Thanks Robin! And happy holidays to you as well.

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