This is a piece I've been working on for the water, clouds and ether classes (three birds, one stone), composed to include all three of those elements. The image is based on the very weird, mysterious and multiple biblical references to nephilim coming down to Earth and mating with humans (see bizarre excerpt from Genesis below).
You'll see the photo includes millet that I sprinkled in the blue margin, in an effort to gauge whether or not a starry night would look too busy. I think I like it and plan to proceed with an astral margin in gold and silver ink.
Am open to any and all suggestions. Wondering in particular if
1) I should bring out the clouds with heavier/darker outlining?
2) For the ruling: the black outlines were lost when I painted in the gold border. Should I bring the black outlines out again, or just leave it as-is?
Again, all thoughts welcome!
PS - That Genesis excerpt that I mentioned:
When people began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that they were fair; and they took wives for themselves of all that they chose. Then the Lord said, "My spirit shall not abide in mortals forever, for they are flesh; their days shall be one hundred twenty years." The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went in to the daughters of humans, who bore children to them. These were the heroes that were of old, warriors of renown.
— Genesis 6:1–4, New Revised Standard Version