Yet another with the new detailed under-drawing technique. The most detailed drawing yet, it actually took longer to do the drawing than to paint it! The inspiration for this was to create a centaur with butterfly wings, so getting the pose of the woman's body to blend with just the right angle of horse's body, and wings that were large enough and angled enough to be realistic was a real challenge. The background is from three different photos I took of the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, the waterfall and ferns in the back, the wildflowers to the left, and the azalea bushes and stones to the right. I had in my head an idea of a white horse and black & white wings, most of the color would come from the background, the draped fabric is inspiration from Nene Thomas' beautiful work, and probably the hardest part of the painting (fabric is so hard to do!).
Visit CafePress for lots of great items with this image! Go here !