Postcard 1: Satyr at a Waterfall.
My first completed postcard illustration, using a disposable cardboard box insert which would otherwise have been thrown away.
The idea of a purely hedonistic creature such as a Satyr intrigues me greatly. They are figures of envy, free in ways no human can be without immense power & privilege. They are dangerous figures to emulate.
Note the waterfall effects: the bands of spray are lightly stippled with a flat brush in a shallow v-shape. That style was inspired by watching long-drop waterfalls such as Hardraw Force in the Yorkshire Dales. This painting taught me a great deal about rendering froth & spray effects.
Acrylic on greyboard, 162 x 228mm
Daler Rowney FW inks: Black, Sepia
W&N Galeria paint: Titanium White
Featured in Riggwelter journal, issue 17 (January 2019). Thanks to Kinsman for including it.