I am illustrating a book Rope of Words by Megan Kerr for an artists book (edition of 10) and have just begun a watercolour series for an e-book. I’ll be running the two projects alongside one another.
In this illustration I have taken the imagery from the following passage:
…in that ship she saw a word, bright and smooth as a sheet of lightning: Elohim. No words on earth could express her love; then she would be The Woman Who Stole the Words of Angels. She plaited the skeins of her extraordinary floating hair and wove the plaits into a huge pointed sail.
If you look at yesterday’s blog post you can see how different a watercolour is to a flat Photoshop colour trial.
The lettering was handwritten then scanned and shaded in Photoshop.
I’d love some opinions on whether or not the hair should extend below the cloud as in the studies yesterday. I thought the hair looked like fangs! This is the first drawing whre you can really see her golden tattoo of a vine.
And then a bit of a blow. I discovered that she was supposed to be on an asteroid not a cloud! I can probably fix it by painting an asteroid separately then adding it in Photoshop, but its a pity as I thought she was finished.