These were done in the last hour or so of the day today. The rest of the day was spent being mother and napping to catch up the sleep I was missing from last night when Izzy was sick (she's okay now, touch wood).
But anyways, I was really happy with 'Wind', particularly how the image managed to move due to the patterns I used in the bark and leaves. So I thought I would try again. I wasn't aiming for wind this time, but other impressions.
|Survivor, pen on fineliner paper, approx. 200 x 150 mm.|
Survivor was first, and I'm not sure it does as well as it could, though it definitely has a feeling. Not one hundred percent sure what feeling. Perhaps when I look at it fresh tomorrow it will make more sense. I find staring at a piece for too long, when working, distorts my impression and I have to leave it awhile and come back to assess it correctly.
|Stunted, pen on fineliner paper, approx. 140 x 100 mm.|
I was really happy with the pattern I developed for the bark of this one. I'm finding that I'm getting better at translating the feeling in my head to the paper. Not always successful, but my hit rate is improving, and this one worked for the bark at least.
This is one of those trees you'll find struggling for life at the top of a cliff, half beaten to death, but managing to still survive. Their twisted forms are fascinating and I hope to explore them more. nature loves to sculpt.
Both of these started as zentangles. I'm not sure they still qualify, but I'm going to call them that anyway.
Aaah, art. I feel so much better once I've created something. It can turn a bad day into a good one the moment a piece is completed.
(thank you so much for all your wonderful comments on my art, they mean so much to me, you feed my brush, my pen, and my inspiration)