WIP Shots of “Eternal Bonds”
Some Work-In-Progress cellphone shots I was spamming Smokepaw with during the creation of my piece for him and his wife Yelth entitled “Eternal Bonds”.
You can see my process that I use for watercolor and colored pencil (with bonus shots of masking fluid, tape, and salt for effect) from start to finish in this photo set, as well as the finished result. The scan is nearly color-perfect for reference, as I know the cellphone photos vary quite a bit.
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Yelth and Smokepaw for going on 10 years independently. Both have been my friends through a lot of good times and bad. I watched them meet, I watched them fall in love, and to say that seeing their story unfold right before my eyes has been a treat is a drastic understatement.
This piece is to celebrate their anniversary by commemorating their marriage ceremony. All of their adornments are personal items they actually own (with some extra details added by myself based on their tastes). The chalice is the one they used at their handfasting ceremony, and the combined yellow and white rose petals signify marriage and friendship, because you can’t have one without the other.
Happy anniversary, Smelth. I wish you many more to come :)
Watercolor and colored pencil.