The Argo’s journey
Having established Poseidon, it’s time to give some love to the Argo, Jason’s boat. I work this in much the same way as the initial underpainting. Using a Multiply layer I lay a darker wash over the body of the boat. This establishes the darks, and enables me to use mid-tones and highlights to bring out the structure of the boat quickly. The people steering the boat can be suggested with a few highlights picking out heads and shoulders.