I'm super excited to finally share this post because it truly is something different. This has to be in my top of favourite creatures with features portraits and I have a feeling you can guess why. I almost felt bad giving it away.
The auroras - custom illustration - watercolour on textured paper | 50x70 cm
It might just have been another addition to the project, but this one was special to me because it included one of my favourite things: space. And I've been obsessed with the universe and everything about it for quite some time now and it was really odd I've not used it more in my artwork. So I was glad someone finally pushed me into painting star-filled watercolour skies. And yes, when you look at the finished painting, the ground and sky might seem separated but I kind of like the 2D look of the portrait versus the 3D effect of the sky, makes you look at it even more.
Oh and it was a challenge, auroras can be difficult to paint in watercolour since this technique doesn't allow that much layering. I worked on it for days, painting the sky over and over again and after a few try-outs, I think it turned out pretty nice. I think this just might be the beginning of something amazing. I, for one, can't wait.