"The world breaks everyone, and afterward many are strong at the broken places."- A Farewell To Arms, E. Hemingway
Inspired by another fab prompt from IllustrationFriday.com today, Afterwards. The Hemingway quote came to mind first & then I remembered this evocative photo from meowmeowstock on DeviantArt. I've been wanting to do something with it for a while.
This drawing is on a 8" sq. piece of patterned paper. The paper is printed with gold reflective ink which shows up black in this scan. Here is a photo as well - the image didn't come out but you can get an idea of the gold. (I'll try to take a better photo outside this weekend, but those metallics are a tricky business.)
I started with Derwent metallic pencils, then added some watercolor & Chinese white pencil (also Derwnts) plus a touch of Pigma Micron & Pitt Pens.
If you're feeling inspired, you have a week to create your own Afterwards. Be sure to upload it to I.F. & if you have a few minutes check out what fun pieces others have submitted.
A couple of notes before I go:
Have you answered Seth Apter's Call To Artists yet? He has a new book deal based on his blog series, The Artists Pulse. He is seeking wonderful art & thoughts to include in this new publication. Click Here for more info
Do you like random drawings? I'm holding a new giveaway for a framed print of my piece "Secrets". To enter just leave a comment on my blog before 1 a.m. (EST) on 11/18. Please leave an email if it is not in your profile. Drawing is open worldwide with free shipping to winner. Click Here to see the prize