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Hecate: was Romanised into a crone deity; however her true identity is a triple goddess. She stands at the cross roads of past, present and future with her three headed hound ‘Cerberus’. She is associated with entrances, the Moon, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants and is one of the key goddesses of Wicca. Hecate was Persephone’s companion in the underworld, and she can act as your advisor if you call upon her. She will help you with life’s decisions.

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.

Hecate 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 ‘Hecate-Goddess’ illustration. These images showcase the intricate detail for this piece of artwork. Each part of the illustration has its own symbolism associated with Hecate.

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Image2:

Hecate final illustration:

Hecate

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Created on: Sept 18, 2012