Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Veil of Night

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.


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