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Illustration depicting the zodiac sign of Cancer. The body language and expression of this character was carefully chosen to convey the personality of Cancer. According to astrology, Cancerians are known for being emotional and highly intuitive. Their elemental sign is water, which is highly associated with the emotional depths that is said to be native of this sign.

This is a personal illustration for a series named “Celestial Letters”, inspired by zodiac signs, based on the “Illustration of the Copernican system”, by Andreas Cellarius, 1661.

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: Winsor & Newton Cotman
Colored pencil: Faber Castell Polychromos
Other: Winsor & Newton Ink
Original painting size: 11,8 × 15,7 in

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