The dimming of the day by somerset

The dimming of the day

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Added: Aug 27, 2004
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The moon maiden was modelled by epilogue Artist Jessica Palmer

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somerset's picture

Thank you, Wenche!

Guest's picture

Lovely eyes

somerset's picture

Thank you, Uwe! you have made my day!

j-art's picture

i can't stop looking at it - james this is most beautiful! but to be true, i wouldn' expect less from the master of colored pencil Wink - keep them coming james, keep them coming!!!

somerset's picture

Thank you very much, Varian! coming from a character wizard like yourself, this is indeed a compliment!

varian's picture

I must've been sleeping the day this was released. I surely would've remembered it and commented upon it. You've made your model so mysterious and mystical. As others have mentioned, the browns in this are really awesome. And I like how you placed her into a recognizeable (and appropriate) location. And those eyes, wow, great eyes. Okay, now make some more! Smile

somerset's picture

I'm glad you like the darkness in this one , Donna! what I did was I mixed a little water in with the sepia and black watercolour pencil sky which not only gave me a darker sky but also got rid of the grainy effect of the dry pencil work! thank you for your lovely coment!

fairywings's picture

I really like the darker color scheme of this! I like the idea,as you said of the natural imagery in a fantasy setting..Love the reflecting light of the moon in her hands too.Nice eyes as usual..Do you ever do anything yucky??LOL-Later~Donna

somerset's picture

Thank you so much Jos...hrmm Jessica! heh I have not forgotten!

joshuajmarsh's picture

I like this--it has a really mysterious feel to it. The clasp on her cloak is very realistic; it's those little extra details that really add to your pictures Smile

somerset's picture

Hi Rita, it's always such a pleasure to hear from you!

rita's picture

James, you really have a muse which kisses you all the time Wink WONDERFUL painted. Love the moon and how you painted the skin tones!

somerset's picture

Thank you, Nicole! yes I am trying to achieve an almost natural imagery in my fantasy stuff, sort of an "oh I just noticed she is holding the moon" look! heh does that make sense? glad you like this one it's a fave of mine too!

nixjim13's picture

I've just been catching up on all your latest stuff and I think the new sense of subtlty about your work is so evocative. Lovely work James

somerset's picture

Thank you, Tom! it is such a pleasure to hear from you, my man!

portalrun's picture

Very fine pencils James, love the colors you chose, excellent details with her face and hair...congrats pal...

somerset's picture

Yesh she shure gives mish moneypenny a run for her cash! heh thank you, Marley

somerset's picture

You aint no slouch in the character department yourself my friend! thank you, Scott!

thrax-1's picture

Whoa shexy Tongue. Your one of few people i know that make brown look natural. Personally i tend not to touch that colour. But it works really nicely in this piece for sure. Excellent work james Laughing out loud.

sdavis123061's picture

Excellent pencil work as always James. You really capture people's faces very nicely. Great job.

somerset's picture

You are most welcome, Jessica! to be honest it was no great hardship with such a lovely subject!

Guest's picture

Wow James, I love it! You've even made me look mysterious and serenely dramatic. There is so much more atmosphere here than in the original reference photo. I guess that's why you're so darn good. Thanks much for letting me peek in as it progressed!

somerset's picture

heh heh sure, Bill! as long as I get to be Sancho Pansa in the background!

bcorbett67's picture

Whoa James another excellent portrait to your credit! Can I convince you to draw me as Don Quixote? I would find the parody most amusing Wink

Art at its best.