Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Birth of Longma

Here's a little bit of process for Longma, the Dragon Horse.

The original page from Young People's Natural History was scanned & printed archivally, then I began adding thin layers of paint (Golden Fluid Acrylic, sometimes with a touch of Golden Open Medium).

Between the first & second scans of the painting, I added a wash of green to the image area. Unfortunately in doing so I lost all the detail from the original zebras, which I'd hoped to have faintly showing through in the final. But so it goes!

The final art is on my Oddments & Curiosities blog.


AHAviews said...

so pleased to see the process. Looking forward to the next beast.

Elizabeth Parsons said...

amazing...it looks to be walking right out of the page!