Yesterday I shared some artwork from a post from last fall for #ThrowbackThursday on Twitter and it gave me the itch to revisit another piece I’d redone several years ago for a similar activity. I didn’t have time for a full-body pose, but even as a portrait it’s interesting to me how much of the original I threw out in my 2005 attempt compared to how much of the original I tried to preserve in this latest iteration.
The original, done somewhere between 1998 and 1999, was part of a small sketchbook I filled all 25 pages of with full-color colored pencil drawings of various anime inspired ladies. It’s the only sketchbook I’ve ever put that much effort into, and sometime I’d love to go back and revisit all of them, but I think that’s a project for another day.
I’ll be debuting 3 new screenprints at Comic Con next week commemorating the amazing Space Shuttle program which spanned 30 years! These will be available indivudually for $75 or as a set for $200. Each one is 10”x28”.
The six of swords represents depression, recovery and travel/change. I used Vini Reilly from The Durutti Column as the model for the ferryman. It seemed appropriate, as he has spoken about his own depression and recovery, and his music does so much for other people.
This is my favourite of my finished cards for the Illogical Associates Wizard of Oz Tarot deck, which is now available for pre-order. I painted ten in total, and I might share more of them at a later date, along with some development/process work, if anyone is interested.