I have completed a new illustration! It has been added to the website’s main gallery as well as the illustration page. This is a graphite 9×12 illustration of a waterfall spirit. Our assignment was to create some sort of denizen of nature. A spirit, or ghoul, or god of the natural world.
I didn’t want to do the same old fairy or plant person for this. I wanted to come up with something a little less commonly thought of when you say “nature spirit,” because really, that could mean anything! So I started with sketches of rock people and tree-people and some ugly fish people. I really do like drawing water and clouds….so I decided to go with both! Waterfalls are a great combination of turbulent water and mist. The rapids were especially fun to draw because of their chaos which turned into a pattern as to not draw attention away from the figure.
I wanted this image to be iconic, and that’s the reason for the nearly symmetrical composition. The face really is the important thing here and the sense of power it and the hands convey. This is one bad-ass lady controlling or occupying this waterfall. She has to be cool to be so unaffected by that dangerous water.
I’m happy with how this drawing came out and I received great comments and marks for it. I’m looking forward to my next illustration which will have more awesome clouds in it. 😀