I started a thread on The Golden Age of Illustration in the WIP forum. I absolutely love the great variety of illustrative styles that were used through the years. I am using the thread to share and introduce others to these incredible artists and their works. The thread is here. I welcome you to come and look and try your own hand at some of the styles.
This illustration is inspired and its palette is taken from a beautiful McClelland Barclay illustration from the 1930s. This was originally a study from one of Hong Ly’s beautiful photographs that I restyled to fit the illustrative style. The WIP stages, including the original line drawing, can be seen in the Golden Age of Illustration Project thread.
Painted entirely in Painter using the oils and a chalk variant.