For “Imagination” at Illustration Friday. Have you joined yet? Why not?
This is the Maiden of the Wood, sometimes called the Dreaming One, another daughter of Gaia. One night for this maiden equals one thousand years for us. She makes her bed underground and dreams of magical things while hundreds of human years pass overhead. Often her dreams come to life on the earth just above her slumbering form.
Like the footie socks? I’d like to tell you they were planned all along but no, I tried and tried to do feet. I need to practice feet! In any case, my favorite bit includes the socks and the underground reading room above them.
Tons of progress pics below (including some close-ups of the final), in case anyone is interested in the way the sketch changed as it went along. I could not get the colors right on the computer – arrgh! – but this is close. I’m not sure I love the greens. I think the underground should be darker. Also may go back and do a trunk design like in some of the sketches. Though more likely I will just move on to the next thing!