Something a little different this post as I have painted a portrait of a historically real figure for a steampunk short story set in Shanghai in the late 18th century. It will be the interior illustration for the online sf magazine, SciFi Freedom, issue 5 to be published in September. More details once it’s out!
The final image is 95% oil painting with a little digital tweaking for levels and adding the ‘Wetzler’ details around the lenses of the goggles.
In the meantime, enjoy!
17″ x 13″, Oil on Canson paper.
And here is a detail of the goggle area.