Friday, September 4, 2009
Absinthe Faerie 3
More roughs for the Absinthe Faerie - still searching - feeling lost, there are so many ways to go with this. My instinct is to do a light misty watercolour to play up the ethereal aspect of this mythic character, but I could also nail a solid rendering in gouache, although I'm liking the watercolour idea more and more - gouache is the commercial route - tight and bright - that feels wrong here - besides, this is a private commission not a commercial job. Part of the idea is to have her posed with the Wormwood plant, which of course is the plant where Absinthe comes from.