Saturday, 3 November 2012

Between the Sheets

 (click for a bigger version)

This is a VERY old picture- I remember where I was when I drew it, so I know I was about 26, making it around four years ago. At the time I was very interested in euphoric states of mind, but based on detachment and spartan freedom rather than pleasure. Dignity and suspension.

Another thing that interested me was bedsheets. I am still keen on trying them in another form, (but a bit less stylised).

The lack of arms is intentional. I was looking at a lot of archaeological pics at the time, especially those ancient Greek statues statues which have lost various limbs and so on. She's not a practical woman, more of a religious sort, I guess.Can't affect anything tangible, but she can merge/escape into her surroundings and express herself through them.

It's ink, partly Isograph refillable pen (which I killed due to my heavy pressure :P) and permanent needletipped felt pen. Looking at it now, it seems awfully cluttered when shrunk down. but I still have some affection for it as I like her terseness despite its faults :P.

This has been fixed in Photoshop from four separate scans of an A2 drawing. It nearly drove me nuts trying to stitch it together with my rusty PS skills- it's not perfect, but at this resolution, that's not too big a deal. Plus the net is only staying on for a few seconds at a time: meaning I'm honing my ninja timing skills.