niadraws

Moon Glow
Watercolor, ink, and gouache on 140lb cold press.

Finished this up last night. Super pleased that I was able to get to play around with the colors I swapped with Allie! The teal is super vivid and makes nice with the yellow and that Azo green. But my new favorite friend is totally that Quin Rose (which I was warned about XD).

I commissioned a new icon from my friend Niadraws and it’s more amazing than I could have imagined. I asked for “a robot arm and holding a daisy and very long hair” and she created something beautiful.

I can’t tell you how much I love this just UNG!

She’s still doing commissions and I can’t recomend it enough

Monkey King test that I did on some paper I got from Alliebirdseed. I guess now we can both be kind of on the fence about it. I’m not sure how it’s little weird, but it definitely is. Having similarities to both a hot and a cold press was maybe something I just need to get used to? This was a lot of washes and lines to see how it handled. I like how it picked up certain patchy parts like on the skin, but for the same reason I didn’t like it as much elsewhere.

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Update on the big post. RL;TB: Boromir, Éowyn, Galadriel, Merry/Pippin, Frodo/Sam, Gandalf*, Legolas, (non matching) Bilbo*, and Thranduil*.
*-new

Have you figured out my color combinations and all the symbols/objects yet? There are some book things thrown in here too.

Fun facts:
Boromir has always been modeled off of St. Sebastian. The antlers in Éowyn’s are for Gil-galad’s prophecy. Galadriel sits opposed to Arwen as “the rising sun”. Legolas represents spring or the “new”, while Thranduil represents fall and the diminishing past. Bilbo’s entire thing is meant to represent travel and change. Merry and Pippin’s entire image is related to people other than themselves. Sam is the only character that is not object related, as his most important thing is Frodo.