I recently posted here my new painting, the Abstract Lord Krishna. I am glad that it is being liked by lots! Now I am sharing the design process of the artwork…
Being a rather simple design, it did not take much time – it was completed in a span two days, collectively an effort of about 8 hours. But maintaining crispness of the lines and not losing the overall juice of the theme was bit challenging. As I have previously mentioned, I was actually inspired to draw it from a picture of the deity which made impressive use of line strokes to draw Lord Krishna (image attached in this post).
The final painting looks like this:
So here is how I painted the Lord Krishna artwork…
The Concept Sketch
I quickly made a sketch based on the reference abstract design and opened my colors!
The Background Elements
After applying a color layer on the subject, I thought about the rest of the page. I settled for a sky-ish background with clouds and emerging sun-rays.
Further Improvements in the Design
Then I made some more developments in the painting, like blending the main subject with the background, and making the peacock feather more appealing. I also added some new elements to the Lord Krishna design: the sect-mark (tilak) on Krishna’s forehead and the flowing garland of beads (vaijyanti mala).
Fading into Colors
I also maintained the fading and blending effect throughout the illustration.
The Final Artwork
Lord Krishna Abstract Line Design
Remember the reference image behind this artwork? I also made a similar looking line-design version of my painting on the computer :-).