Illustration Friday - Speed
Once again, Fortuna spins her wheel in my favor. I had thought about taking a break from Illustration Friday this week; I've had so much going on lately, and I've been backed up trying to meet both personal and work deadlines. But as it turns out, I am able to use the drawing I did for this month's Journeys book project (this month I had Debbie Weber's Energy as Movement book) to illustrate Speed as well.
Sometimes the energy of the universe seems to move around and through me with incredible speed. My senses become overloaded between processing the information I need to function in the practical world, and channeling the inspiration I need to create art. But when I can still myself and just let this energy flow, it's exhilaratingly beautiful. The experts seem to agree:
The energy of the mind is the essence of life. - Aristotle
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed. - Mahatma Gandhi
What kind of scale compares the weight of two beauties, the gravity of duties, or the ground speed of joy? Tell me, what kind of gage can quantify elation? - Ani Difranco
This drawing is intentionally very busy to convey the feeling of energy, speed, fragmentation, and elation.
(micron pen & prismacolor markers on 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper)