Good evening! I hope you all had a splendid week and are enjoying a good weekend. It's been a busy few weeks for me. There's been a lot of planning and preparing for Rosh Hashana this past week and now upcoming is Yom Kippur. I wish you all a very happy L'Shana Tova this new year!
Phew, man, I didn't think I would ever finish this drawing...it has taken me at least three weeks to finish. I've been so obsessed with my current book project, that I have to remind myself to also juggle the other illustrations I have started on the side as well. She's done with mechanical pencil and white ink. I wanted the chance to brush up on my pencil and shading skills with this piece and it reminded me how much I love to work in black and white...and...with pencils too! I found the pose in an old hair magazine and I knew I wanted to incorporate it in a drawing somehow as it was such an elegant and dreamy pose.
I wanted to have a background that sort of reflected what she was dreaming about. Some far away land that maybe she had not seen in a long time, and missed. The bird represents my own dreams where I'm flying and the egg meaning to represent unhatched ideas. (At least that's the best way I can describe it.) An elf who has horns?! Well, I just can't help it, I love to draw horns on about everything...and you never know, maybe some elves do have horns. Right? *laughs*
Anyway, I've been taking daily walks down to the pier park in downtown New Westminster for a little inspiration and quite time to just sit and think by the water.
Ha ha..well, I'm not the best photographer ever, but I think I need something better than just my phone one day. I love going down by the water, nothing is more relaxing than watching the water lapping against the rocks. I'd love to make it out to Stanley Park one of these days. I haven't been there in a very long time.
Wishing you all a very wonderful week ahead! Cheers!