Ha! I bet that you totally forgot about my blog… I apparently did. A year and a half of silence would suggest that anyways.
The illustration below was actually made over one and a half year ago, which could confirm that I haven’t drawn anything since a looong time. But that’s not true, I swear. I’ve been just extremely busy with projects I cannot share with you… yet.
I’ll be brief (just as a busy person like myself should be).
In the beginning, I made a few concept sketches. Not real pieces of art, I know. But don’t lose hope:
Outlines drawn in pencil:
Some details in waterproof ink:
The whole building and the foreground were masked with masking fluid to protect these areas from being painted over with very liquid paint (“wet on wet” technique). Mountains were salted to achieve these textures:
Working on the sky with watercolor paint mixed with gum arabic. Previously masked areas were painted slowly and carefully:
Hmmm… looks almost like the previous step. Maybe I just wasted my time, but I actually added some extra precise shadows and highlights with ink and dense white watercolor paint: