“The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say.”― Gregory Maguire
Inspiration When I was young I was really afraid of the darkness and plants especially in the darkness. I saw them as tangled shadows. Still time to time I dream of swirls and tangles of shadows in different shades (especially when I am ill or have high fever) and that is what I wanted to capture. Originally I wanted to make more elaborate and add more and/or different details, but I think this swirly design of shadow fits the theme better and I think I have over designed it already...
Personal note As you may have noticed the lines are a bit more wider and shakier then normal. It is because I still haven't given up to learn how draw with dip pen properly. Inking took ages as I have not really used to this kind of pen, but I kind of like it how the lines look, I just need to practice more with them. Regarding coloring I wasn't really sure about this turquoise-petrol blue color at first, but had the gut feeling it would work (I usually don't like to work with green and turquoise as I can't handle these colors well...I guess...). I tried to combine color pencil, ink and markers. More or less achieved the look I wanted, but there is still a lot to learn. Unfortunately in the process many of my markers died on me so I will have to put off some of my drawing until I can afford to buy new markers. Unfortunately the scanner "ate" my finer shades, tried to get it back with editing, but horribly failed. Well at least it was a lot of fun to draw and I am happy how the original looks
Media: brause dip pen with nib 511, 66, 65 and talens indian ink, promarker, copic, homemade alcohol ink, various color pencils and loooveee