An experimental ghost sketch (detail).
Ghosts have been with me--in my life--for years. That's about all I want to say about that.
But they've played a big part in my artwork for a long time too, and I'm currently working on a project that's pretty much all about those vapory visitors. And that's all I can say about that too.
So I'll talk about the experimental part--the quest for a solution to the problem of exactly how one might draw ghosts using pen and ink. Not thinking about composition, pose, stance, all those eventual bridges I will need to cross. Right now I'm just sketching a string of empirical apparitions.
Here's an early attempt. (Transparency be damned!)
But some translucence is probably essential.
Thus, an early morning sketched-while-slurping-my-coffee spectre...
...and a waiting-room wraith. This fellow was mostly worked out just before
a root canal appointment.
Well that's about it. The chase continues.
I'll post more when possible.
Thanks for the visit!