This started on pale grey paper with coloured pencils and metalic pencils. The design is partly traditional celtic and part invented. The ornamentation has been taken from several traditional sources. Once I was happy with the piece, I scanned it into PS where I used the dodge and burn tools to give it more shape: posterized it to give it more contrast: saturated it to give it more punch and layered in the background.
I think it is one of my best works recently and hope you like it too!
featured in the ‘21st Centuary Celts’ group 23-01-10
featured in the ‘Globes, Spheres and Curves’ group 14-02-10
featured in ‘Celtic Realm’ group 08-03-10