Coming ashore with the Voice of the Sea

I finished another charcoal piece for my book, Ruby June and the Voice of the Sea.  This panel depicts her coming ashore to blow into the magic horn to break the spell over the deep ones.  Of course, part of the inspiration for the book comes from H P Lovecraft.  I still feel there are not enough Lovecraft inspired children’s books on the market.  Hopefully I can remedy that.  I’m debating on naming the octopus in the work Coo-Thoo-Loo.

The charcoal is what I use as an under-painting, setting up my values before I paint on top of them.  Once I have finished all the charcoals, I plan to paint them all at the same time, making sure my colors are consistent throughout.