After a long day, I’m sitting here listening to the peaceful hum of my computer as I scan sheet, after sheet, after sheet of negatives. Leaving my computer every few minutes to run to the window and check for snow. I’m hoping (sorry anyone who has to drive in this weather) that we really do get the blizzard everyone has been forecasting. I love shooting in the snow. Especially with my trusty and (so far) indestructible Pentax k1000; with film you needn’t worry about the cold. Now for some ink...
Today’s word fits perfectly with my day, my outlook on creativity and life in general. Must be some word, eh? Well, I think that it is. Okay, before begin to ramble, here’s our word:
oasis n., pl. oases A fertile section in the desert which contains water; anything that provides refuge.
I wanted to illustrate my belief that you are your oasis. I was thinking the other day about how nothing and no one will be there for you every second of your life except for you. I think it’s important be able to be solid and calm within. It’s a lot easier, in my experience, to deal with the outside world if you have yourself to fall back on. Alright, enough!! Time for some pictures...
I'd begun with a sketch in pencil, and worked to define the people surrounding her more and more. I then inked the drawing to create more of a bold contrast. I decided against erasing the pencil from the paper after inking; I didn’t want to lose the softness and fill that the under-layer of pencil provided.
As always, I hope you enjoyed today’s post! Thanks for reading!