The Sailor’s Wife

serena malyon illustration art shipwreck seascape

This illustration was done as a metaphorical character study. My character is a sailor’s wife and it shows her loneliness, anguish and anxiety. This style is a bit different than my usual linework, I really like how expressive the brush pen is.

The character herself was inspired by the music of Kate Rusby, specifically the song “Fare Thee Well”. Her music allowed me to get inside the head of a woman in this position, and help me to cultivate the atmosphere of the piece.


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