Watercolor and charcoal on paper
Pompeii was buried when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. As a classical studies minor, I spent an awful lot of time learning about it. I always loved the diagrams in my textbooks.
Technically I have been working on this piece since September, but today it is finally done! For this piece I put down a layer of watercolor, masked off sections, and then many many layers of powdered charcoal that I spayed with watered down matte medium. This process took a long time since it is charcoal, I can't speed up the process with a hair dyer, it would just blow away. Below are are few in progress pictures.