Some days one gets inspired and then it fades…. So was the case with the Moby image today. He was laying on a sofa with his paws dangling off the edge and head resting at an odd angle over one of the fore legs. I started with graphite and never quite captured his nose and eyes correctly. Then I tossed a couple of washes over the micron pen and it still wasn’t working. Now it’s relegated to the back burner. At least it felt more productive than reading research papers on forest ecology, rotting wood, soil, carbon sinks, bugs, plants and probably other stuff that’s dropped from my brain since yesterday. When I jump into a specific scientific based project I try to read as much background information as possible to help my brain figure out the best approach to the project. Hopefully I don’t waste too much time with it all!
Time to get out and feel productive. I have a whole bunch of grass and weeds screaming for a haircut!
9″ x 9″ (23cm x 23cm)
Materials: Micron pens, water color, graphite, Arches 140# CP watercolor paper