I have always loved when artists use their abilities to transport you to another world with one image. When a single character design plants a storyline in your head. That’s what I feel when I dreamed up this farming witch/fairy godmother character. She’s part Glinda the Good Witch, part Terry Pratchett rural witch, part whimsy, part magic, and I feel like she tells a story without need for words.
She began as a concept sketch in my Moleskine watercolor journal.
I spent a long time making sure the hat was right. I knew this witch would need a very fancy straw hat, and I wanted to take the time to get it right.
While she is painted with watercolor, I used Micron pens to outline and detail. Also, I ended up going with a white acrylic paint for the clouds, as the white watercolor just didn’t give me the stark contrast I was going for.
If you like the Farmer Witch, prints, gifts, and more are available in my RedBubble shop.
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