Graphite on Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper
This is the preliminary for ArtOrder's Muse Challenge. Jon Schindehette is an art director for Wizards of the Coast and runs some pretty fantastic challenges that are a great way to build a portfolio. Click here to check out the specifics.
There are nine muses in greek mythology and I chose to illustrate Urania who is the muse of astrology. She is often depicted looking up at the heavens holding a globe in her left hand and a staff in the other. I was working with taken reference of Veronika, a professional model, so I chose an image showing the direct look at the viewer for a more captivating immediacy. The deadline is June 1...so...here it goes!