I found a little bat dead in my studio. I drew him. I felt bad that he had died caught in my louver windows. He stank a little. I hate that smell.
After the drawing, I glued down a magazine photo of the man in a graveyard. Then I added some dictionary pages about death and bones and the brain.
I must have forgotten to scan my pages. I think these pages were freaking me out a bit.I gessoed lightly over and around the dictionary pages and the man. Then I did a wash of umber acrylic paint.
Then came the quotes from Rumi, a well known 13th century mystic and poet, that I wrote in a Staedler fineliner pen. It isn't waterproof, but that doesn't matter as I won't be adding anything over the top. I used the Staedler because I have a set with 20 different colours, and I wanted a muted brown that wouldn't stand out too much from the rest of the page.It needed some kind of border to pull it together. I am not sure what the train track like border represents, but it looked kind of fitting in the general mood.
I am curious if any of you will like these pages. You gotta have a little darkness with the light, don't you reckon?