I am no expert in cormorant fishing, an old tradition of training cormorants to catch fish. But when I read the name Cormoran Strike, the detective character written by J.K. Rowling (as Robert Galbraith), my mind immediately went to that ancient fishing practice. And thus this drawing.
The piece started as a black and white ink drawing and it was recently featured in the Sketchbook section of ImagineFX magazine. Watercolors and gouache plus pieces of metal leaf were applied on top of the ink drawing.
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Daria Theodora is freelance illustrator and gallery artist living in the Boston Area. She works with a variety of materials ranging from oils, inks, colored pencils, gouache and watercolor, all the way to digital works. What remains the same is her unique visual language that combines intricate detail, delicate yet confident line, and the big influence from manga.
Her works have been featured in Spectrum 25, ImagineFX, Illustration Age, and Illustration West 54 and 55. She has also participated in several groups shows, including but not limited to, Haven Gallery (Northport, NY), Helikon Gallery (Denver, CO), La Luz de Jesus Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), and Light Grey Art Lab (Minneapolis, MN).
In her spare time, she enjoys leisurely strolls in the woods, biking, traveling, and finding the best coffee and ice cream in town.