I got to participate in my first swap for Ten Paces and Draw! The theme was Occult, but for some reason I had a hard time coming up with something that wasn't too strange. I was looking at a lot of Kevin Wada's paintings at the time, and everything I seemed to want to do was high fashion sorta things, which I didn't think would necessarily fit.
Anyway, I did a barn owl. Mostly because I'm playing around with a new way of sketching out my pieces. I liked the sketch (below) so much though, and was itching to see how the new process would work, that I finished the piece myself too (above). But anyway, to the project:
(my sketch for the swap)
(sketch from Dave Valeza)
I loved the sketch that Dave Valeza sent. I'm completely jealous of people who sketch people for fun, and I liked the structure of his sketch. So this is the final I did based on his sketch:
And the gorgeous final he did of my sketch:
I love so many parts of it! The phases of the moon actually look exactly like they would if I were to hand-cut them, which is so cool! And all of the symbols are replicated too! Go check out his work - it's awesome!