Monday, January 2, 2012
L is for Longma
This week's entry for AlphaBeasts made it in just under the wire. I couldn't find any Japanese beasts that began with L so I went for a Chinese dragon-horse. It took just a wee bit longer to paint than I'd planned!
I do love painting highlights, & golden scales call for lots of 'em! If you'd like to see a couple of process scans, here's my Longma post on Curious Art Lab.
Acrylic on text scanned from Young People's Natural History, 1901
By the way, 2012 will be the year of the Dragon, although the new year won't officially happen until the 23rd.
Edit: Prints of this painting are now available in my Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/90845784/longma-signed-archival-art-print-year-of