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AQUARIUS DICTIONARY DRAWING

I am having so much fun drawing a series of dictionary drawings with a different twist from my usual color choices.  For these zodiac pieces, I have pulled definitions for all twelve signs of the zodiac from the same, beautiful dictionary with a copyright from the 1930's.  It's a gorgeous, old book with lots of wear and tear sending it to the dumpster.

I decided to paint a dark, watercolor wash of blues, violets and magenta over the page so I could have enough contrast to draw using white pens and permanent, white inks.  I wanted my zodiac drawings to all be designed as their constellations. 

I did quite a bit of research for each constellation and discovered not everyone agrees on the exact configuration of the stars for the 88 constellations.  I tried to create the star pattern that has the most scientific support but let's face it - constellations are ancient.

The other goal was to create my own mythical characters and designs while still trying to keep the look and fe…

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