It's time for more original work for the con. I'm digging into my stacks of old paper.
What to say about this.... It's another member of my disappearing dragon series. The paper was made years ago with textile ink, leaves (to make the pattern) and salt. My visual idea was to have a creature (creatures) breaking a liquid surface, and to use an opaque paint to signify form above the water, and move to a transparent medium when addressing objects beneath the water.
The result was very successful (and I should like to try it again) but the paper fought me all the way. Salt has a tendency to get into the fibers and disrupt paint, especially watery paint. The salt was accidental. The paper had absorbed it from some other paper sitting in the pile.
But well, these things happen, and it turned out well regardless. I wish I could work a bit more on it, but the convention looms, and I need to get onto other things. I'll price it high, and if I bring it home, I'll work on it some more.
I found this in Samnril's favourites next to my Syzygy . It's much better... really accomplished, belongs in any decent favourites gallery. Of course, half the dA community loves dragons. I even have one or two in our own gallery aegiandyad.deviantart.com/gall… . Do have a llama and take a look.
Been looking for this picture forever and I'm glad to finally find it! I love the technique you used to use one medium above water and another below. I especially love the results and the pose of the two dragons is beautiful. Excellent work