Here’s the painting I’m showing for the annual members’ show at my studio/gallery cooperative, Xchanges. I don’t want to part with it, so I’ve listed it as NFS (not for sale), but I’m offering to take orders for prints. It’s one of the book covers I did for Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, for a collection of her short stories with the theme of shapeshifting. This young lady is an Alaskan werewolf!
Note that if you hide the bottom half of her face, she’s all wolf, and if you hide the top part, she’s all girl! I made a lot of sketches for this piece, trying to get the handle on the transformation, and finally settled on this. It works. She’s mostly coloured pencil, with watercolour for the background overlaid with more coloured pencil.
Here are some of the concept sketches:
Hope you’ve enjoyed this peek at my illustration process!