The Sun and the Moon and Me

I have been interested in Celestial themes in artwork for a very long time. I love old woodcuts of the sun and moon, old sky maps, even astronomical instruments.

My artwork has not exhausted the theme – yet. My latest sun and mood drawing shows the sun and moon entwined.

In some mythologies, the sun and moon are brother and sister (in Norse mythology the sun is a goddess, Sunna. The moon is her brother Mani.) In other mythologies, like Greek, the sun is masculine (and called Helios) and the moon is feminine (and named Seléne).

In my artwork, the sun and moon are mostly androgynous. Not always, but mostly. I like bright colours so the sun is shown in bright oranges and yellows with a hint of red. The moon is shown in cooler blues and silvers.

Anyway, this is a sketch I have come up with for the sun and moon. It’s done on lightweight cardstock and with Copic Markers, white gel pen and metallic pens.

5 Responses to “The Sun and the Moon and Me”

  1. Anesha says:

    Great design Doreen. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Anesha 🙂

  2. I am so glad that you have started this blog and are sharing your artwork with people. Your work is wonderful! Blessings, Angela

    • Doreen says:

      Angela: Thank you so much for your support. I am just learning WordPress and how to format this! It’s not very different from other blogs I have used but I still have a learning curve. I am sure that I will be adding to this over the next few weeks.

  3. Ju x says:

    Hi Doreen, loving your sketch, look forward to following your blog and seeing your artwork take care ju x

  4. Germaine says:

    Love the sketch and I too love the images of the Sun and the Moon! may send you some as soon as I feel a bit better… welcome to the world of blogging!! Hugs always!

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