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Saffronia

Saffronia - From four women. Name recommended by Aaron Coleman. I started this sketch out a few weeks ago and came back to it. I will likely work up this digital versions into a pastel on board in the coming weeks. I created this in Procreate using my familiar charcoals and 3rd party paper textures...
Written by
Kyle A. Vernon
Published on
November 9, 2021

In the realm of artistic exploration, Saffronia emerges—a creation inspired by the rich tapestry of memories and the skilled hands that once crafted wooden sculptures within the artist's home. This piece, recommended by Aaron Coleman, is a testament to the enduring influence of heritage on creative expression.

Crafting the Digital Tapestry

The journey of Saffronia began a few weeks ago, with the artist returning to the sketch to breathe life into its digital form. Utilizing Procreate, the canvas transformed under the influence of familiar charcoals and third-party paper textures. This time, however, a new element was introduced—color.

"I started this sketch out a few weeks ago and came back to it. I will likely work up this digital version into a pastel on board in the coming weeks. I created this in Procreate using my familiar charcoals and 3rd party paper textures, this time with some color added."

Nostalgia and Innovation

The genesis of inspiration for Saffronia can be traced back to the artist's youth, surrounded by wooden sculptures that once adorned the familial abode. Though the rough cut finish of those sculptures remains etched in memory, the artist sought to infuse a new vitality—a softening of the feel, a contemporary reimagination.

Beyond the Digital Canvas

This artistic journey is not confined to the digital realm alone. The artist plans to share a video, providing a glimpse into the creation of this digital masterpiece. Furthermore, the journey will extend to the physical realm, as the artist contemplates translating the digital version into a pastel on board. The physical piece, once complete, is envisioned to be around 10 inches by 20 inches.

"I will be posting a video of this digital version of the artwork. And likely selling the pastel on completion. Sizes will be named later for the physical piece in pastel, probably 10”x20”."

A Fusion of Past and Future

Saffronia encapsulates the essence of heritage, seamlessly woven into the fabric of modern artistic expression. As this piece evolves from the digital canvas to tangible pastel on board, it promises to be more than a visual delight—it's a bridge connecting the past to the present, a testament to the enduring power of creativity.

Stay tuned for the unfolding chapters of Saffronia's journey—a story that transcends pixels and pigments, reaching into the realms of nostalgia and innovation.

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