I love the look in this angel’s eye. The late 15th century model was a peripheral funereal bronze by the del Pollaiuolo brothers. When I made her central in a composition she seemed to take the weight of the world upon her — by choice, I think.
I’ve adapted her a bit from my original inking to make her more fun to colour. It’s important to have great light spaces and shape-able curves, as in the clouds that surround her, as well as the intricate bits in her dress and wings. And to be able to choose from the prism of a colour box for the uplift of light around her. The magpie wing palm is one of my favourite trees — it’s a palm tree I feathered, for fun.
I hope you like the book. Thanks for the encouraging reviews and for checking out our Kickstarter page for Colouring Paradise: a Renaissance Inspired Colouring Book for Adults & Kids.