It's been a busy month of painting, here's a new illustration I call Girl and the Heron King. Below are close-ups and photos of the process.
Here are a few of my sketches. I wanted the girl to be riding a large majestic bird, a Great Blue Heron seemed like an ideal choice.
I built a model out of Sculpty, card stock, and paper towels to figure out lighting and perspective.
I did several color studies to decide what elements to use.
Cloud reference...in a Trader Joe's parking lot.
My final line drawing.
My palette when the painting was finished.
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