So this past week I had set out on my own odyssey in a sense, as I explored some options in how I wanted to change my painting process. One option is to generate lineart and then print it on lighter weight watercolor paper. So far I have been happy with the results.
|In the garden…but what is
she reading? Could it poetry
or law, or maybe a menu for lunch?
Why do this? That way I can commit to a design and not worry about kiboshing the whole project with color choices or anything else that can’t be changed once put to paper.
My initial test design is a character I have been developing since I was in highschool (or at least the current incarnation of her). I eventually would like to do an art book solely dedicated to this world where she exists.
|Thestis and Peleus|
Meanwhile, I am currently working illustrations for what I am currently calling my Oceans Myth book which will features mythological illustrations from all around the world. There will be vikings, monsters, Greeks, walrus goddesses, dragons and otters.
As a preview, I just finished up the line work on Thetis and Peleus, the parents of Achilles. As much as I love mythology, there is a lot that I detest about Greek stories, mostly the rape of young women, either by gods or heroes. This story was one of the few where this did not take place.Instead, Thetis’s hands were bound up to prevent her from changing shapes and fleeing Peleus after rebuking his affections the first time. Whether they had a happy marriage, that is still up for debate.
Once that is finished, I currently working on a composition from the Odyssey.