Sunday, December 11, 2011

From the Sketchbook Archives: Scream

Looking back, I think this may be an indirect portrait of someone unpleasant I was working with at the time.  Anger and Sharpies - cheaper than therapy I guess.

Recommended Listening:
The Prodigy
Omen
Invaders Must Die

{Sharpie}

 UPDATE:

Wow.  Initially I didn't there was much change between these two, but looking at them side by side I can a severe blur and glare within the original.  The scan turned all the colors up a notch or two as well.  I cannot say it enough - Hooray for scanner!  Hmmmm...my scanner needs a name...I'll get on that.  :-)

2 comments:

Vincent said...

This is going to sound cliched but this reminds me of my late mother-in-law LOL. Seriously though, I love the content and the fast, expressive lines! The energy bursting from the top of the head also resonates with me.

Jesse W. Campbell said...

I tend toward the emotionally empathic end of things and when this person showed up in my work place it was like someone had suddenly built a toxic waste dump next door to my house. I was drawing out of self preservation. LOL. No judgement here on the mother-in-law cliche. The expressive stuff on this one is kind of a throwback to some of my other abstract pieces. I can't remember if the sketch started with the expressive stuff or the face part.

Looking at it now I am thinking this could easily become a really cool Super Villain/Villainess. Harnessing negative emotion into a violent colorful force. Thus the pale white skin. Hmmmmm...I might have to do something with that. This all reminds me, I need to replenish my Sharpie set. My colors are getting low. I occassionally have to get one of those mega packs otherwise I begin to shake and have delirium tremens.