This year's last blogpost features a Harmothoe, an animal I hardly knew existed before I was commissioned to illustrate it. However I had lots of fun trying to make it look real and it took both watercolors and Photoshop to get there.
No time for painting these days. Instead I'm posting an old illustration that was never published: a crusader in the Middle East. It was a pleasure to play with speed and lighting and simplifying the background to a mere gradation from ultramarine at the top to a mix of earth colors at the bottom.