Across Stained Waters
Some of the consuming images I’ve been toiling with recently.
I recently worked on the black ink thumbnail sketch for a good hour one evening, never satisfied with what I had going. The next morning while waiting for a model to show up I did the purple ink doodle in a few minutes, knowing immediately the image forming was what I was looking for.
And now I’m fairly sure I will find this is a copy of some art I’ve seen in the past that left an impression on my brain just waiting to be copied. This will be revealed, of course, after I have completed the finished illustration.
I remember as a young architect watching different designers prepare initial design ideas for a client. The good designers even after doing a lot of drawings would come back with completely different and always better designs on a napkin doodle prepared while eating lunch/dinner or drinking at the local bar. Of course often these designs changed much later while drafting the construction documents, when the designer found what he had come up with had already been done.
Islands off Solitude
5”x 3.5” purple fountain pen
11”x 14” black fountain pen