Illustration Friday - Remote (Possibilities)
I'm pressed for time this week, so for now I am sharing two drawings I did about thirty years ago. I do have an idea and some rough sketches for my real submission for this week's topic, but I might not have time to get to it. Monday Update - I did do one new illustration which you can see here.
I remember doing the above drawing at a time in my life when I felt remote and inward and also very fragile. I think this visually reflects those feelings pretty well. I've always like this one for its mood, and I also like the attenuated figure and the patterned hair. I did play around a bit with the background after I scanned it.
This drawing depicts what I had imagined my life would be like someday. I would live in a remote natural setting with a wonderful view of trees and mountains. I'd have my books and art around me, and life would be fine. Well, I count this as a testament to the power of visualization, for here I am, living in the country with a view from my office/studio that looks pretty much like the view in this drawing. I am surrounded by books, art, and true love, and I have to say that life is pretty darn wonderful. I'm one lucky lady, and I am thankful for my blessings. The only thing that's missing is the painting in the drawing; after hanging above my parents' fireplace for many years and then on the wall of one of my apartments, it came to a sad end. I won't tell the story here, but let's just say it falls into the category of "water under the bridge." I've long since moved on. This was originally a pen and ink drawing to which I added color in photoshop.