My collection of twelve illustrations inspired by the signs of the zodiac. All the portraits were drawn in pencil on watercolour paper.
I drew inspiration from Victorian and Edwardian photography due to the depth and richness of portraits from the era. Such photographs manage to capture an almost indefinable quality, something like soul, or energy that is missing from today’s photography.
Using these pictures as references for facial structure, I added my own style and ideas to the images to depict the individual qualities of the signs. With this collection, due to the magical, spiritual nature of astrology, I embraced the freedom provided by the zodiac, and went down the path of fantasy and surrealism. A path I’m rather inclined to keep walking.