"If the point is sharp and the arrow is swift
It can pierce through the darkness, no matter how thick."
My submission for the Zodiac Contest over at
I chose Sagittarius for the simple reason that I am one and it was an opportunity to explore my sign. Instead of depicting the usual centaur, I decided to focus on the element of the archer and give her more of an Artemis quality. I think she still embodies the spirit of the centaur: feral, but wise.
I learned that Sag is very much a fighter. We continue to give even when we feel drained, continue to love even when we feel alone.
Artistically I was inspired by Mucha's "Seasons." I love the flatness and earthiness of the backgrounds and the way the figure fills the frame
Ink, coffee, watercolor, marker