If you happened to have read my 40 random questions answered blog, then you probably already know that I am attending college as a studio art major. I have been drawing my whole life so I’ve always kept myself busy with new little challenges/projects. In 2016 I started one project that was definitely more challenging than any of my previous ones. I created a series of 12 illustrations of the zodiac signs! Which I will call my Zodiac project!
The inspiration for this project came about when I finished a different piece that had a similar “art nouveau” inspired style.
For each piece I kept the symbol, flowers associated with the sign, ruling body parts, as well as the element of that sign in mind. I also wanted all of the characters to have a “Grecian goddess” look about them. While these are only my inked line drawings for each piece, I do plan to color them digitally and traditionally with watercolor.
Here they are…
In general, I am pretty happy with how these pieces came out. I figured out some new ways to ink through this project, and I definitely appreciate my larger sized Micron’s more than I did before! I did really enjoy trying to make each character in the illustration feel like they were that sign and the challenge of drawing flowers!
My biggest criticism for myself—granted I did sketch all of these out before I started my Life Drawing course—is the proportions. I obviously wasn’t going for realism with these illustrations, but I still feel that the proportions can be improved upon when I go back to edit them further.
So there you have it! I hope you all enjoyed seeing this little project of mine!
What was your favorite zodiac sign? ^-^