Posted on October 23, 2014
It’s always tough when one of my first drafts takes off and gets high-ratings, because there will always be folks who won’t like my changes. Still, I knew when I posted the first version of “The Black Angel” that I wasn’t completely finished with it.
I’ve reworked the foreground (the grass was too tall and just a blur before), added some more vines to the trees and the statue, added some blowing leaves, and finally brightened the scene a bit so you can see more details in the foreground.
I hope you like the changes. The first version will remain available in the Pickle Jar along with a bonus B&W version that I think looks pretty creepy too…
PS: Jessie took issue with my claiming the inspiration for this piece was the Black Angel in Iowa City. She correctly noted that our son Ian has been putting together a black angel costume for Halloween for the past month so he should get the credit. Thanks for the inspiration Ian!