Size: 15.5x16.7 inches
Medium: Watercolors & ink
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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.
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.