I wanted to draw or paint something tonight, but didn't know what. I've finished a few projects and commissions and find that I have a bit of a lull after that, as if my brain and body slow down for awhile. But I still needed to create something. Funny how there's something inside that insists on certain actions. Probably similar to the same voice that makes you get out of bed for ice cream at 3am.
I browsed through images that I have and came across a photo of Geoff Meeker. Geoff is an independent communications consultant and writes a blog, Meeker on Media, that is published in The Telegram. I know Geoff on Facebook and had asked him awhile back if I could use this image that was on his profile there. I liked the lighting and the colours that the computer screen he was facing reflected back onto the skin.
So this is a tiny version of Geoff that I started tonight. Its artist trading card size 3.5 x 2.5 in watercolour on Strathmore cold press. I thought I'd show the initial sketch as well as where I am so far. I have the base layers of colour and shape in, I just need to clean up edges and intensify the shadows. At this size, watercolour pencils come in handy for the details, as I never seem to have a lot of luck with those teeny tiny brushes with two hairs on them. They frustrate more than satisfy.
But that will have to wait til tomorrow. For now, a little knitting of a cowl, then some sleep. With more snow predicted, it will make the drive to work interesting no doubt.