This was an attempt to draw something with some guts, but I wasn't quite patient enough to do it right. It started as a simple blue-line pencil drawing, but as soon as it looked like something, I decided to experiment a little with some drawing tools that have been gathering dust. I love researching and buying the very best art materials I can find, thinking I will someday find the discipline and patience to sit down and finish a proper piece of art with all of my awesome new tools, but in the end my awesome new tools are usually ornamental.
I learned to color on the computer and am spoiled by the endless experimentation it allows. Further, I am quite obsessive and very much enjoy the clinical perfection coloring on a machine provides. Most of the time I don't want to see the process I utilized in the finished piece, and hand coloring makes that very difficult. Then again, I am not very good at hand coloring, so that could be the problem. I suppose I need to keep dusting off my awesome implements and practice more often. But I won't be unplugging the machine any time soon.
Anyway, this one is all over the place drawing-wise, but it captured enough of the emotion I was after that I am now able to go to bed.