Now there's only love in the dark
There's nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the -
Whoops, wrong eclipse.
Yup, I love that joke. Almost as good as "don't tell Journey (that I stopped believing)!"
Music humor. Got to love it. (Name your son John or Bill or any old name but Sue!)
Eclipses aren't that unusual, though. I remember watching one as a kid, although I think that one's path was further north than this one's. They told me it was a once in a hundred years event, but I've realized in the years since then that it was only the latitude that is rare. I also promised myself that, if I ever happened to be in the right place for another, I would pay more attention to things other than the sun itself. Like, can I actually see stars? Do I notice anything different about the birdsong? That's the part that I'm interested in!
In other news, I finally went to the store and bought more white and blue paints. So, I can maybe finish the waterfalls and water motions in the various in-process painting going on.
So far, however, I've been more concerned with basic backgrounding and subject shape. The ice unicorn has a more full look to him now, although I still haven't given him his alicorn, due to the sea unicorn right behind him being unfinished. But, I do think I got the look and texture of ice just about right.
The smaller wall got two horizontal panels of dragons. That's fan art.
The characters come from the primary story of Wings of Fire. I made a list of all my favorites and was careful to check them off against the list. In some cases, that meant changing the identity of a character or two as I discovered that the colors were imbalanced, or something hadn't turned out as I'd hoped, or whatever.
So, in this first panel, we have Tamarin the blind Rainwing in the upper left, Winter the Icewing prince in the lower left. Ruby and her son Cliff, the red Skywing dragons facing Clay the Mudwing and Tsunami the blue Seawing. Overhead, Moonwatcher the Nightwing greets Quibli the Sandwing, while Kinkajou the Rainwing lurks in the corner.
In the second panel, Fatespeaker and Starflight sit in the grass underneath Princess Anemone (pink) and her brother Prince Turtle (green). Turtle is goofing off with Peril the firescales Skywing, while a trio of dragons - Deathbringer (who is smaller than I intended), Glory, and Sunny play beneath them.
I really like how Turtle, Clay and the twining tail Nightwings turned out. Sunny's color and dolphin-like head also please me, although I wish I were better able to replicate either.
I think they look like they're doing some marine-life version of a ballet.