Night scene of Castel Gandolfo

I’ve been working on a night scene illustration for a new book project, and it’s starting to come together! I’ve taken a few process pictures to show you the work in progress. It’s amazing to me how much a few layers of paint changes the look of the painting! Here’s what I’ve got so far:

Castel Gandolfo houses the Vatican Observatory, which is home to some awesome telescopes for astronomical observation, so it was fun to situate the observatory under the stars. Excited to try a few more night scenes!