I’m in the process of producing a range of pen drawings that represent the Zodiac sun signs. The sun signs are determined by a persons birthday… I think whether you are a firm believer or whether you just think it’s rubbish it can be hard to resist the temptation to read your horoscope in a newspaper or magazine. Now with applications appearing on Facebook you can have your daily horoscope delivered direct to you feed.
- Aries – March 21 – April 20
- Taurus – April 21 – May 21
- Gemini – May 22 – June 21
- Cancer – June 22 – July 22
- Leo – July 23 -August 21
- Virgo – August 22 – September 23
- Libra – September 24 – October 23
- Scorpio – October 24 – November 22
- Sagittarius – November 23 – December 22
- Capricorn – December 23 – January 20
- Aquarius – January 21 – February 19
- Pisces – February 20- March 20
These images will be made into a range of cards and artists prints.
Whist my original designs are quite linear I’m also going to experiment with variations on a theme using watercolour, acrylic magic colour and Photoshop.
I’ll keep you posted on their development.
I’m quite satisfied with “Capricorn” I love the scrubby hillside grass and the goat’s sleek hair.
“Pisces” is one of my favourite drawings in the ‘Sun Signs’ collection because I love drawing fish. I thinks this is because you can suggest so much movement with careful composition of their fins.
This “Cancer” drawing is based on a swimming crab. I think his flippers are so cute! As this drawing was on a scientific photograph it reminds me of Geoff Thompson‘s amazing entomological illustrations, I love introducing his work to others because it is breathtaking.
When I was drawing “Virgo” my sun sign I was thinking about the beautiful women in pre-Raphaelite paintings and the the artist Alphonase Mucha.