Luna - Goddess of the Moon and Stars
I'd been researching various mythology surrounding Moon/Luna Gods and Goddesses, and while there are so many to choose and illustrate, I decided to create one of my own. She'd started out as quite pale in skintone, but naturally progressed to a deeper shade, influenced by the choice of colour palette as well as wanting to create a good contrast between her and the Luna Moths that lay against her. In my mind this is a Goddess that watches over the night sky, her hair the midnight glittering with stars, and her robe decorated with a scallop pattern which can be interpreted as either mountains or the ocean waves.
Created on hot pressed watercolour paper using watercolours, coloured pencil, acrylics and metallic calligraphy ink.