…and it is South Florida, so am I surprised that it is raining? No. Summer is just getting in full swing, I know about the 4:00 rain showers…but this is different. Big ol’ rainstorm, complete with lightening and such. Looks like it is parked right over us…perfect time to...you guessed it- draw. When I look at tree number sixteen I can see the connections to my reading material yesterday…trying to emulate Mucha’s ‘macaroni hair’. This is the first of the series where I deviated from the format; I actually did some drawing in pencil, and then went on top of it with the Sharpie. I think that the face in this drawing works a little better; it is more a part of the tree and the background than the faces that show up in the previous drawings, so I feel like I am on to something there. Still working on that stylized hair, Mr. Mucha is a hard act to follow indeed. I would like to try and move the face away from the center…what if it was actually in the background? What if there was more than one…what if….
So that is the tree for today. Number sixteen. Guess I might need to spend the rest of the night doing more mundane things, like laundry and such. Tomorrow and the rest of the week…more trees…hidden faces…intertwined sinuous lines….
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