So the story goes…

Illustration Friday’s theme this week is “Myth.”  I got sidetracked into fables, and  — possibly because my neighborhood is home to a flock of geese at the moment —  did a quick vignette of the goose who laid golden eggs.  (I’ve always assumed she was rather surprised by this turn of events, though the story doesn’t touch on that.)  As I’ve been reading the excellent  “Natural History Painting with the Eden Project” by Rosie Martin and Meriel Thurstan, I tried a palette suggested in the book, using only primary colors (three warm and three cool) for my watercolor washes.  I finished up with bit of colored pencil, though instead of my usual Verithins I used Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.  *And* I did the whole thing in my new Strathmore bound watercolor book, so this was quite a lot of new territory for me!  Maybe that explains why I forgot that “myth” and “fable” are different things until *after* I’d done the picture.

Golden Goose



One thought on “So the story goes…

  1. Hooray for breaking into new art territory! I love the golden tones in the nest (basket?) and that hint of color in the white feathers. And what a great question! What DID that poor goose think? I hope it ended up ok for her, in the end. 🙂

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