The Blitz, my most recent 11x15 watercolor. Completed right before I ran out of watercolor paper.
Since I have been more open about posting my sketches lately I thought I would include the original sketch. It started out as just a little three inch idea. I will draw ten, sometimes twenty little compositions before I find the one that peaks my interest.
Unfortunately I only started taking pictures when I was about half way through. Sometimes I just forget or get too distracted by the initial creative burst.
This idea of creating the landscape and figures entirely out of layers has been in my mind for some time now. This was the composition where I decided to finally try it.
It was tedious, and to make things worse my hairdryer kept turning off randomly, so I had to wait the old fashioned way.
However, tediousness in art is always followed by a deeper kind of satisfaction in my opinion. When you put in the work and zone out, then come back to reality and there it is, well, there's nothing quite like it.
While I was waiting for the layers at the bottom of the scene to dry I turned my attention to the figures above. They were bland, and I decided I should give them some depth. I got the sense that their march had become more of a trudge. They had taken damage and the layers were starting to fall away.
Thanks for viewing. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Tell me what you think the story is here. Other peoples interpretations are my favorite :)