The Bride- A concept

A concept sketch for the Bride, in gouache and water colour.

I decided to try a different approach, and look for inspiring photos. I put together a ‘mood board’ of sorts, and realized something: the backgrounds of all of the photos were either monochrome or desaturated. This could be what I’ve been looking for… some way to show the menace and allure of the Bride without breaking with that tension, the perfect effect of the uncanny. After all, men approach her willingly. The streaks and speckles were accidental but I really love how they seem almost like a trail of blood on the stones. Definitely want to explore that further!

I really would love to try some granulating colours but I don’t have many. Maybe something to save up for…

Now for my boring notes: this was done with Jane’s Grey, Phthalo Turquoise, and Pyrrole Scarlet watercolour. I used Ivory Black, Titanium White, and Pure Blue gouache.

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