above: "Masked Angel" by Portia St. Luke
Just finished, here's a new pen-and-ink on tinted paper, called, "Masked Angel. "
It felt good to get back to good old pen-and-ink, but the piece took me a helluva lot longer than I ever would have anticipated. (Does anybody still wonder why I'm terrible at updating my blog?)
I do love this style, though. Pen and ink on tinted paper, highlighted in white was a common method found in the sketchbooks of the Renaissance masters. About a year ago I did a similar piece called "Holly King, Oak King," that used this technique. The result looks cool and re-prints beautifully. It's still a favorite piece.
(above: "Holly King, Oak King" by Portia St. Luke, November 2010)
The design for the "Masked Angel" came from the friend who purchased the original piece. However, with permission, I am selling prints. Posters are available from Zazzle by clicking here.