Olympians Book 3, Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory is finally coming out July 19th. To commemorate this momentous occasion I will be posting a drawing from my enormous cache of sketchbooks each weekday until Hera hits the shelves. I'll be going through them chronologically, with today's piece coming from a sketchbook from September of 2006.
Some creepy stuff today. These pieces were studies for the shades of Hades/angels/ otherwise dead people, drawn with white ink and acrylic paint on a bed of black ink. I've mentioned here and there that in its infancy the project that would become Olympians was a very different beast than what it eventually became, and this is probably the most concrete example of that difference I'm likely to post on this blog. Someday I hope to recycle a lot of my out-there ideas, like these guys, into another related, but very different, project.