Here is an update on the Sky Pirate illustration (originally begun for IF 'Balloon'). It is slow progress - I don't get enough time, but I'm reasonably pleased by the way it is going. All the tonal values are set down now, although there is still a long way to go. The fiery orange is not a colour I usually use, and it feels very intense. I think it needs to be, and this is certainly what I intended, but nevertheless, it takes some getting used to! next, I am going to commit the cardinal sin of working back into the painting with coloured pencils, but I just love the way this gives the black crow feathers a rich iridescence.
When I looked out this morning, the sky was an appropriately fiery pink and orange. My pictures don't do it justice, but it was gorgeous against the soft frost!
And, another warm sky, in this raven treasury by Jen (Gypsy Mare Studios). Mine is the pink sunset in the top right corner, and if you click the link there are some beautiful works collected together. I especially covet an original pyrography painting from ,The Haunted Hollow Tree! It's been on my wish list for as long as I can remember!