“Caught Inside” triptych, in progress

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It’s not like I’m looking for a vote, but: I did two versions for the right side of a possible triptych. I did the one on the right first but wasn’t completely stoked, mainly, I must admit, because the woman just didn’t look too attractive. Trish voted (because I asked her to), for the one on the right. This was before I did more work on the middle one, of which Trish said, “She’s prettier, but she doesn’t look happy.” “Oh, but the other one’s not too attractive.” “Either is the guy in the first one.” Well, maybe with some color… check back later. Thanks.

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so, a little color and… I still like the one on the right, but… later on this one.

Lost Between the Lines

This drawing is from a copy of the original black and white, which I (and at one point I was afraid I hadn’t) saved. The colors seem to get muted in the copying process, so I probably got a little over-amped (not unusual). A different mood could be achieved by going with different colors, but, having started with yellow, it got a bit stained-glassy.

realsurfersreflectionmancolor 001My original thought was to have a darker mood, a surfer swimming in, a wave behind him about to break. I also thought, once I got on the reflected image, that another reflection, high in the wave might be… okay, you’re imagining it now. And, I did want to keep some white space, keep it cleaner. Simpler. I just didn’t. Maybe I couldn’t. However, I spent some time (mostly wasted it) looking for images of a woman in a similar situation, thinking, yeah, triptych, this one on the left, the drawing on the right with a woman, maybe more in the actual wave, that wave breaking the opposite way; and the middle drawing just, simple, the wave between them. Okay, you’re seeing that now. And I’m seeing it.

That’s the first step. Only; but probably the most important one. The rest is scratching and coloring, sometimes in between the lines.