This is a piece that I started in 2017, but when I lost the energy to draw it was put aside to gather dust. I found it again recently, and seeing my girl on it just...it pushed me to see it done. And something happened when I started working on it. I felt excited again. I felt determined. Something that vanished late last year sparked back again. Seeing this finally finished was just thrilling, not because it's awesome to finish a piece of art, but also because I felt that desire to create again.
So here you have it; the Lady of the Rowan Tree, Spiderdragon herself.
A rowan used to grow in the front courtyard of an apartment building next to the one I grew up in. In the summer the berries would be bright orange and cheerful, and when winter came along they'd still be a smiling red under the cover of snow, at least until squirrels and birds and nature had their way. Rowans are called "Ryabina" in Russian, which is what I knew them as for so many years. *(Ryabina sounds better by the by
So...it make sense to me that Spiderdragon would like this tree as much as I do!
This illustration was done with pigma black inks on 8.5" x 11" parchment style paper. A little bit of white gel pen was added, as was iridescent gold paint for the berries and her eyes. It shines and shimmers in the light.
I'll have the original at Furnal Equinox as a display piece only.
Thank you very much for viewing, and to all my watchers I deeply appreciate your support even in the quiet times. It's been a long few months, why don't we try this whole art thing again eh?
With light, wing, and fury,