I was recently influenced by an artist I found in a graphic book called Gary Baseman, who uses old books on which to do his drawings.
I thought the idea was absolutely brilliant so I took myself down to the local recycle center and bought myself a bunch of old hardback books. They are absolutely stunning, each one's a different colour with matching coloured edges on the paper. In keeping with my quest to draw more I began with this drawing last night whilst listening to a Joe Rogan podcast:
The original scan wasn't great (it blurs at the edge around her hand) so I had to do some cropping to make it look a little nicer. In doing this though it loses a wee bit of her story. I wanted it to look like she was imprisoned in the page of this book, her hand touching the spine like it's a wall she can't get through. The quote at the top was from the podcast. Rogan and his guest were talking about the idea of super-sentient computers in the future saying how it could ultimately lead to our doom, the idea being that "We are [the] cows, and we're in the process of building a butcher". Incredibly pensive and bitterly poignant at the same time.
I coloured her this morning, and I'm incredibly happy with how she turned out.
I have three more drawings in my (now considerably boring due to it's plain white pages) sketchbook I've been working on recently. I have two of them scanned so I'm hopefully going to get them coloured if I can maintain access to a computer/tablet. They will be posted as soon as they are done.