Imagining Sophronia

The story of Sophronia comes with a delightful twist.

I imagine there’ll be several approaches to this tale of sensible abandonment and regeneration that I will not be able to resist, but my initial responses have been to integrate the playful side of the city with the practical.

Limited colour image of a city skyline in sharp relief, tall industrial building and houses appear side by side, as does a large chess pawn.
Close up crop of my initial thoughts on Sophronia

Right now I am switching between, pen ink and digital tools to develop this. The image above started life as a pencil sketch and went into Affinity Designer to work on the distribution of colours and tones.

When I’m happy with the composition I’ll be working on a reduction linocut of this, hopefully at a larger scale than I usually work.

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