In life there may be a loss from which one moves on, but does not recover. The loss is never replaced.
The Young Grandewitch Of Xystoi. Micro pigment and India ink on 14"x17" Bristol Board. Posted earlier on Facebook.
About this drawing: I finally finished it. It was fun illustrating this piece, although I must admit it started getting tedious and laborious in the end. There are over one thousand distinct leaves on the main tree and each leaf has a spine and ribs. There are also caterpillars on some leaves. It took 12 pens with different nibs ranging from 0.20mm nib micro pigment or India ink pens and brushes. Depending on the viewer's angle, trees in the background appear into view. When I draw I prefer new pens. There is a certain sensation when a new nib scratches the surface that sends vibrations to my wrist. I do not like to use a lot of pressure. A new pen is gentler on the wrist, therefore, I do not wait for the pen to run out of ink. In the past I only used 0.20mm nibs but I am almost out of them. I am clinging to my last two pens. I use them for drawing facial features. I should get new ones I suppose. This is the juvenile Grandewitch of Xystoi. I have rendered her in oil on canvas before. My signature is always a part of the drawing. It is on the mandolin, on a tree branch and on the kite caught among the branches.
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