I am currently listening to my favourite audiobooks, the “His Dark Materials” Trilogy by Phillip Pullman (The one with “The Golden Compass”) and because the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis play a big role in the trilogy, I decided to try to paint it.
The lights reflected in green and gold in Eren’s eyes, and that was when Levi knew - for sure - that the outside world was a beautiful place.
Levi and Eren, with colored pencil, watercolor, gouache and acrylic.
High resolution picture, please view in full!
Aurora fox is done! Sucha fun process though auroras are challenging to paint. I decided that more vertical auroras would work better composition wise, as opposed to the horizontal ones in the initial pencil sketch.
i drove out into the country last night wanting to stargaze becuase i’d heard the meteor shower had started, and ending up catching a glimsp of the aurora borealis. It wasn’t incredibly vivid but it the way danced through the sky was awe inspiring, so this is a test painting and i’ll be working on others soon
thought I would upload a different picture of my aurora borealis painting, the other one I posted didn’t capture the colours properly, for this image I tweaked the colours digitally to more accurately match the original. I think it’s much more faithful to the hard copy.