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Because I laid out a floorplan for Johann von Medem's mansion, I had to repaint Panel 1 of Page 2 of "Spirits & Seekers".

The tent came out looking darker, so I had to paint over the tent in other panels. I also took the opportunity to revise shadows on the figures and toned down Karlchen & Jeannot's outfits so they didn't outshine Cagliostro.

"Before" & "After" versions of pp 1-2 here. I messed up lettering "Tetragrammaton" & redid it on another sheet.

Progress report: 1st stage watercolors for revised Page 2 Panel 1 of Spirits & Seekers: Cagliostro in Courland. Not happy (yet) with the shadow of the tent on the wall where the balcony is (curtains closed), or with the lettering for "Tetragrammaton" on the banner. The shadow can easily be made darker, but I'll have to go over the lettering with Acryla-Gouache and try lettering again.

I'm painting this as a bleed so I can chop it off in Photoshop. Will also cut it when pasting over original.

@anaisfae It's astounding how many kinds of brown and gray there are: cool and warm, purplish and greenish and reddish and bluish and yellowish. Never underestimate their power!

Spirits & Seekers: Cagliostro in Courland:

Due to finally drawing a floor plan of Johann von Medem's palace -- a REVISED version of which is here -- I'm having to re-paint a panel from Page 2, which I'd already painted.

Here are the old painted Page 2 Panel 1, and the pencils of the new Page 2 Panel 1. The Egyptian Freemasonry tent is the same, but the space it's in is a ballroom with a balcony.
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@TQ I used to have a copy stand, on which I mounted my camera pointing down. I just used it to make slides of my work, though. This was a LOOOOONG time ago when galleries only accepted slides (that is, physical slides on positive film with those white cardboard frames) for submissions. I sold the copy stand some years ago.

For the first time in over 30 years, my art will be in the Boskone Art Show, which is this weekend (15-17 February) at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. Original art is for sale by silent auction, prints by direct sale off the rack. Opening reception Friday night 9:15--11 PM! boskone.org/program-event/art-

hi mastodon.art! i'm a concept/vis dev artist in the games industry. lover of creature and weapon design. resume includes WoW, dauntless, injustice 2, and others. nice to meet you. 👋

Opening this Friday, Boston Children's Museum has an art show *Comics: Heroes, Myths, and Tales*. I'm one of the 10 Boston Comics Roundtable artists featured in the show.

The art I'm including consists of Pages 12--16 from my near-wordless comic book, _Laird MacGuffin's Treasury_ (see pp12-15 below).

This Friday evening 6--8 PM there will be a Meet the Artists event, and I'll be there! Friday evenings 5–9 PM, Museum admission is only $1. bostonchildrensmuseum.org/exhi

@xzyolotl Is your resemblance to Peter Max/Yellow Submarine deliberate?

The tone layer of the color study for Spirits & Seekers Page 004 has been changed to reflect the fact that there are windows on two walls -- Page 003, which shows light in the windows of the corner room, should have tipped me off long ago. In this study, I lifted as much of the old color as I could, but there's only so much I could do. This is why I do color studies -- so I have room to make mistakes!

@chengeling Absolutely agreed! Contrast in value is key to the readability of a scene.

Images I've already posted here -- including the "final" version of Page 002 of Spirits & Seekers -- may have to change. I finally sat down and sketched the floor plan of the 2nd floor ("Upstairs" of the Upstairs/Downstairs dynamic) of the Mitau (Jelgava) home of Baroness Elisa von der Recke's father, Count Johann von Medem.

Tone washes for color study for Page 007 of Spirits & Seekers: Cagliostro in Courland.

Tone washes for color study for Page 006 of Spirits & Seekers: Cagliostro in Courland. I haven't done anything with the glasses of (dark-colored, like Riga Black Balsam-style) cordial, as I was unsure how to handle the reflection and refraction of the glass in this mostly fireplace-lit scenery; I'll have to quiz my watercolor coach.

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