Dark Angel. Acryla gouache on watercolor paper, 9" x 14.5". My finished final painting for SmArt School, a spec comics cover for Karen Berger, former AD of Vertigo Comics. The assignment was a half-angel/half-demon lady confronting a mortal man in a cemetery.
I imagined the guy as a sort of hunter, like Dean Winchester of Supernatural. He went into the cemetery to hunt and kill a legendary monster. (People who go looking for trouble generally find it.) She appears in a cloud of rubble and mist. He lies stunned and dazzled by her beauty. He hesitates a moment. Only a moment. Just long enough for her to strike.
(I like to think that she's not so monstrous as they say, and that the hunter gets a kiss instead of a fight.)
Acryla gouache still feels very thick and strange after years of watercolor. On my next piece I'll be trying much thinner layers. Maybe a watercolor underpainting as well so I can get some of the familiar flow and texture I love so much.
You can see the original drawing here.