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This illustration depicts the zodiac sign of Pisces. According to astrology, the main qualities associated with Pisces are dreaminess, emotionality, and imagination. Pisces individuals are primarily inward-facing, and it is said that they often become distracted and dreamy. The astrological symbol shows two fishes captured by a string, typically portrayed swimming in opposite directions, representing the constant division of Pisces’ attention between fantasy and reality.

This is a personal work for a series named “Celestial Letters”, inspired by zodiac signs, based on the “Illustration of the Copernican system”, by Andreas Cellarius, 1661. As with the previous ones, I imagined it as a book cover, although it may fit in many different commercial applications.

The image was created using traditional media – watercolor and colored pencil – and later edited in Photoshop for final use.

Paper: Hahnemühle Leonardo hot pressed
Watercolor: Royal Talens Van Gogh
Colored pencil: Derwent Lightfast and Procolour
Other: Winsor & Newton Ink
Original painting size: 11,8 × 15,7 in, 2017.08

Process and original painting images:

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