Working on a colour composition inspired by a song on the War Of The Worlds soundtrack, Forever Autumn. I've loved that album since I was a teen, and that particular song has long been a favourite of mine.
I started with a graphite comp, outlining and shading the leaves, then a layer of ink work, to deepen the lines, and create greater contrasts. I followed that with the colour pencil work, choosing my colours as I worked, working organically rather than working to a plan. I didn't do a colour study to plot my progress, I'm just working on the fly.
There are, as always, other works on the go, including paintings and projects like the Book Of Grace - I prefer to have a lot of different compositions in progress at once, to give me a greater critical distance with each work, as well as keep my eyes fresh when I come back to a piece. So there's a lot happening in the studio right now - I'm endeavouring to be a little more active on the blog, but there are great many changes happening for me both personally and professionally at this time; I'll do my best!
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