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Abundantia: is the Roman Goddess of Abundance. She was used on coinage during the Roman Empire. Symbolically she personifies wealth and abundance with a sheath of corn in her arms. Symbols associated with her include the protection and guardianship of the Horn of Plenty – The Cornucopia, given to her for safe keeping by Zeus, having accidentally broken it from the mystical goat in play.  He promised it would never run empty.  This lovely Goddess reminds us of the abundance of the Universe and to call upon her in a time of need.

This page shows the progression from the initial illustration to the digital imagery and colouration of the final character; using a graphics tablet I produced a similar effect to that of a painting using oils/gauche. I developed the image using patterns and textures which I refer to as swatches used during the development of this art work. You can see roughly how the pieces of the picture were developed.

Progression of Artwork from Initial drawing to completion.

Swatches: Patterned layers that were used in the creation of this illustration.

Abundantia Illustration: This is the initial sketch before the colouration of the design began. Using the swatches above the goddess was patterned and transformed into the illustration below.

Close-up: Cross sections of the ‘Abundantia-Goddess’ illustration. These images showcase the intricate detail for this piece of artwork. Each part of the illustration has its own symbolism associated with Abundantia.

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Image2:

Abundantia final illustration:

Abundantia

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Created on: Sept 18, 2012