Gaea,Th Mother Earth Picture

I have always had a thing for older women. Gaea is no exception even if she is a little over 100,000 year old.

This artwork was created for Dianae's art contest, with the
theme : Gods, Goddesses and Mythology at [link]

This is the preliminary work that I had started in pencil in my "Mead" sketchbook 14 x 11 Acid free, ligin free until it began to smear. I could believe it. I don't know if it is the pencils or the paper but I needed to transfer the picture to a different medium. So I choose vellum. The I inked it.

So far this is the result. I plan to paint it in two ways. Watercolor and then with gimp or Photoshop... at a much later date I will do an oil rendering.
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