Friday, October 15, 2010

Baba Yaga

3 or 4 years ago at my previous college, we were given the task of drawing something that pertained to myths. I chose the Russian/Slavic myth of Baba Yaga.

While I won't go into detail about the story, because it's relatively simple to google it.

I liked what I came up with at that time. And since I'd never colored anything digitally, I decided to tackle that obstacle. Not my best work, but I think it came out better than I expected for someone who's never painted digitally.
Alright, I guess. It was fun testing the waters

I decided that I wanted to use this image again for my portfolio, and thought I'd redraw it. Although, I'm still attached to my original drawing, again, I like the way that this one came out. I was going to leave it in black and white, but it needs a little something to make it pop. So I'm currently adding some digital color to it. But this time I'm doing digital because I'm too afraid to touch it with gouache. I spent days drawing the original and I don't want to mess it up. But I guess that's the nature of traditional media. You're just going to have to bite the bullet and get in and do it.

Tightening up some linework and adding color digitally.

1 comment:

  1. I love the Baba Yaga! I'm working on a Baba Yaga piece right now, too. And I'm thinking of rewriting it so I can illustrate it. It's an abiding favorite.