George Rozen cover painting for The Shadow magazine featuring “Serpents of Siva” in the April 1938 issue.
This copy was something of an experiment. I was struck by the luminous green color of the buddha and wanted to try to recreate it with colored inks and densely-applied colored pencils. I set it up on Stonehenge paper. This is a heavy paper with good tooth and can take some wetting. I feel the results are a mixed bag. The luminosity comes through but the color isn’t dense enough. Probably, casein or acrylics would have been better choices. All the same, I think the copy has a lot of life. The palette is becoming familiar to me – the cool yellows and greens, scarlet red, red-purple, blue-purple, black and white.