Thy Seal to My Heart by mhogarth

Thy Seal to My Heart

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Added: Dec 04, 2001
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Love and honor, duty and courage; across culture and race two join their fates together.

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Guest's picture

Very interesting characters! The picture makes me want to read a book about them. I bet it would be interesting. ^_^

wolverat's picture

You're very good with colored pencil. I really like your style.

mhogarth's picture

And there's a workshop on this one too that includes the step-by-step scans, including some of the preliminary sketches and architecture thumbnails, and notes on the language. Smile I'm not really that patient! I just make sure there's lots of little pieces to color in each piece of art, that way I can do something and say, 'Oh, I'm done with the dress, I've accomplished something', or 'If I can just get the sleeve done today, I'll put it away for a while.'

Guest's picture

It's really beautifull.... The theme and background remind me of the broken chains piece. Yu're awesome with skies. The coloring is great, seems like yu are one patient lady ~.^

mhogarth's picture

Hi, Christine! Thanks for your kind praise on my Epilogue galleries. I'm working on more colored pencil pieces, but I haven't uploaded any yet. Soon! In the meantime, I hope you'll find something to tide you over on my website (

As to the paper and saturation, I typical use Bristol (plate by preference, but vellum if nothing else is available). Saturation is probably due mostly to the pencils themselves (Berol Prismacolors and Berol Verithins . . . a lot of pigment!). And wax does build up on the pieces as I work, but I usually just wisk it off gently with my fingers. If there's a lot of black, I might spray it lightly with a fixative to prevent the wax bloom, but generally it's no trouble just to dust it myself.

Hope this helps!

griffingirl's picture

Just wanted to know how you got such saturated colors with pencil. What sort of paper did you use? And did you have to worry about waxy build-up on the picture? (Not your ears. Ba-dum-bum!)

Art at its best.