Run! Pigment and India ink on 9"x12" Bristol Board.
Last week, I posted the image on the left. I was a week ahead of Illustration Friday. I already posted my stripes. Talking about stripes, I love pinstripes. I also prefer pinstriped people over flannelmouths, and chintzy people.
So I was preparing a post for Stripes and drew an image of a pinstriped woman on a snowy background. However, I messed up her eyes and so she ended up with hollow eyes, as if her eyeballs were enucleated from the sockets. She looked like a zombie. I figured Halloween is over and so I ditched the image.
Last night, I finished the above drawing. I like the way my experiment turned out. I used India ink to darken the background, instead it turned into an awful mess. I squiggled over the India inked surface with micron pen and I am pleased with the final outcome of my accident. Then after I scanned the image I noticed the stripes!!! Yay!
About the image, I wanted to illustrate motion. However, as with everything else I paint or draw, I never have any concrete plans. I have a general idea and then I start drawing the faces, if I am not happy with the face, I tear the drawing.
Have you ever met someone who turns out to be so wonderful, sometimes you wonder if you are dreaming? I have a friend with whom I have communicated almost everyday for several years now. I have yet to find a reason to be bored and stop. I can't find any, in fact, I find the opposite. Not that I am looking for a reason, but I want to pinch myself sometimes to be sure I am not dreaming. The only thing which I may consider a problem is the fact that she is such a mental ninja, I have to be up my toes and running to catch up with her agile and sharp mind. I am so blessed! Thank you.
Have a wonderful week everyone! Go Texans!!!