Thursday, March 20, 2014

More Yggdrasil WIP

Here is the first layer of greys for the tree and landscape.

I used Prismacolor markers for this first phase, as the areas are so vast and I don't want to burn out my most precious markers. The colors I have chosen, in case you were curious are: Parchment for the bark, Warm Grey 10% for the leaves (although maybe a Cold grey would have been a wiser choice..let's see how it goes), Cool Grey 20% for the sky (I'll add heavy clouds an then highlight them with pastels). I'll use some earthy tones for the underground portion and the serpent and some cooler shades for the water maidens, the trees and the mountains.

I'll keep you posted!


  1. Your picture is coming along really well. Valerie

  2. wonderful to see the stages of this piece coming to life.
    happy Equinox to you!

  3. I love this wonderful drawing/painting more each time you post it. Loving Norse mythology as I have always done, it just absorbs me so much. Lovely to see it developing.

  4. This does look very exciting!!! My goodness I will be back to check your progress!

  5. Wow, beautiful artwork so far! What a gorgeous illustration of such a super theme. I love the parchment color. It's only of my fave background markers :)