Gold leaf, copper, and a redhead

There were several things I saw this month that made me want to try out gold leaf (and ImagineFX magazine accounted for several of them).

It didn’t take me long to decide I loved the effect, and needed more metals. Obviously, copper was an early choice. Also obviously, Maedhros was happy to be my guinea pig once again. (That Elf has been my guinea pig for watercolours, coloured pencils, acrylics and even oils over time, but he’s asked me not to mention the last two ever again.)

I’ll be safe mentioning this one, though. :) Still learning how to apply it best, on what surfaces, and in what weather (34°C seems to be suboptimal), but I just love the effect!

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Prints here!

Brothers

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This started as a character prompt on Patreon, and ended up being painted purely for the fun of horses and Maedhros and Maglor. I just love these two and am not ashamed of it in the least.

21×30 cm. Watercolour and gouache on Canson Montval cold-pressed paper.

Original for sale! 

And he knew he had tarried overlong

“But when the autumn came he saw seven great swans flying south, and he knew them for a sign that he had tarried overlong, and he followed their flight along the shores of the sea.”

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion

Size 38.5×23 cm. Watercolour and some gouache on Canson cold-pressed paper.

Original for sale on Etsy!