‘A Descent Into the Maelstrom’ (2016-17, work in progress) based on the short story ‘A Descent Into the Maelstrom’ (1841).
1. Pencil underdrawing.
2. Black inkwash shading.
3. Blue inwash shading (Prussian Blue & Turquoise) and white acrylic highlights.
4. Progressed shading, colouring & highlighting cycles. I added more waves leading into the background here after seeing a number of seascape oil paintings in the Manchester Art Gallery. The depth of tone and colour must be built up using many translucent layers of wash and highlight.