I am taking the year long Life Book course, run by WILLOWING..
For our first lesson we had to draw and paint a goddess.
I chose to do the Norse Goddess Freyja, she is a goddess of love, she also carried the dead from the battlefields. She wears a cloak of falcon feathers and rides a chariot drawn by cats. By her side is a boar, and she sprinkles dew drops on flowers.
I took some of those elements, such as the love hearts..the dew drops on flowers..and the feathers ...and I made my page.
Firstly my sketch..
next I started shading the face..
next i detailed the eyes and started on the hair and the flowers.
more detail in the hair, another layer on the flowers and the first wash over the helmet.
another layer on the helmet..
details on the helmet and final details on the face..
flowers mostly done and background started..
white acrylic rolled over the background and parts of the hair,helmet and flowers,main images masked off with scrap paper and script stamped onto the background...
dew drops added to flowers and hearts painted in.. finished..