Much as with my writing, sometimes when I sit down to draw, I know exactly what I want to do, as with Friday’s Claire Danes drawing, which I’d been thinking about for several hours before I sat down to draw. But most of the time, much as with my writing, I’ve got no friggin’ clue what I’m going to do before putting pencil to paper. Tonight was most definitely an example of the latter.
I honestly have no idea what, if anything, the drawing below is supposed to represent. It looks vaguely Crow-like, but I’m not much of a fan and I’m not especially emo or goth and I haven’t been particularly depressed or anxious lately (a nice change, that) — I certainly wasn’t trying to draw something all Crow-like. But whatever. It is what it is, and this is what my brain came up with tonight.
(Estimated time: 30 minutes. Some technical notes, mostly for my own benefit: I went directly from non-photo-blue pencil to inks without the intermediate pencil step; in this particular case, I don’t think skipping that step necessarily hurt the drawing, but I think it would’ve been disastrous in something like Friday’s drawing, where I was trying to be very precise. I also used only one pen to ink this one instead of switching between different pen sizes; again, I think it worked out okay this time but I don’t think I’d recommend it for finer work.)