Alchemy Inspired Illustration

The plan was to do an illustration that portrayed an additional stage to the alchemic process of producing the Magnum Opus, or “great work.” The stages originally included Nigredo (blackening), Albedo (whitening), Citrinitas (yellowing) and Rubedo (reddening). These are all described in wonderful old illustration, and the goal here was to make one that would fit in to that style, but still seem new. It was inspired by the illustrations in the Mutus Liber


If you are interested in the original images from the Mutus Liber that were the inspiration for the illustration style, take a look at the images below: 


  • Mutus Liber
  • Mutus Liber 5
  • Mutus Liber 8
  • Mutus Liber 14


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