Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Gold Bust of Almestra

Gold bust of Almestra, a Chandaran queen who married a king of Poseidos. Oil wash over pencil on illustration board.


From Dinotopia: The World Beneath, signed copies available at this link, and you can also get it on Amazon.


Susan Krzywicki said...

Beautiful. At first glance, I thought it was a photo - the gold is so enchanting.

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Mitch M. said...

What is a Oil wash??

James Gurney said...

Mitch, I don't know if other people use the term this way, but for me, "oil wash" means using oil transparently, thinned down with mineral spirits and Liquin over a pencil drawing on illustration board that has been sealed with acrylic matte medium.

markmors said...

Why did you choose to not put in really high highlights--as in white or almost white?

James Gurney said...

Mark, there are some highlights in a warm white, but I was conscious of not overdoing the highlights.