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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Shoten Zenjin 2: Scorpion Goddess (Sprites of the Forest)

Trying to tie it together.  Making sure the elements are working well.  Influences are Alphonse Mucha, Anime, Nature, and Selket, the Scorpion Goddess who guards King Tut in the Afterlife.  Her dress is based upon the Ancient Egyptian pillars, (lotus flower).  Years ago, growing up in Richmond California, the King Tut Exhibit came to the Richmond Mall, of all places, and my mother took me there to see it as a little girl.  I grew up in a ghetto and to see ancient relics of an amazing civilization fascinated me then and still to this day.  There was a little figure named Selket, the Scorpion Goddess, with arms out and I loved her feminine little figure and this character reminded me of her.  It's curious to note that she is a symbol of Protection, as is the subject of this drawing, and yes, I am a Scorpio.

This drawing is done on one of my favorite paper surfaces, Borden and Riley Parchment paper, heavy weight.  It's a thick trace paper with a marvelous and forgiving tooth.  It can take a lot of abuse, erasing, redrawing, erasing, redrawing.  I've also tweaked the face just a wee bit in PS.

Kudos to a website that I just love, love, love and now can't work without finding powerful references:  Pinterest!  This design is greatly influenced by Nouveau jewelry and architecture.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Sprites of Forest

Sprites of the Forest

Happy Mom's Day:  
A few rare hours left to myself.  Both beloved parents have succumbed to cancer, my brothers live elsewhere,  I am trying to finish up with my divorce and have separated myself from the other half's family.  This leaves me in the unique position of being left alone during all holidays.  (My daughter is usually with her dad on weekends and holidays).  I am so lucky no one came knocking on my door as I just relished my madness of solitude and hid from anyone in sight.  Listening to music, sketching, designing, resizing, life gets no better~

This is the next concept drawing for Sprites of the Forest, tenatively Shoten Zenjin 2.  Stay tuned as I nail down the next tight drawings for this.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Water Exercises

Water exercises.  I love water and water scenes.  I did these awhile back.  Tiny thumbnail sizes