Trip to Ohio - Part 2

I completed this drawing a couple months ago while I was visiting friends and family in Ohio.  I figure it's been a while since I've written anything on this blog (sorry!) and wanted to share this for those of you who may have missed it on my facebook page.
The Watcher (2013) - Graphite on paper

One day, I was conversing with a friend who informed me that the Portlandia meme of "Put a bird on it!" translates to actual art sales for Portland-based artists.  I laughed a bit, but figured that it could be a fun project and I decided to draw the above.  #putabirdonit indeed.

Originally, I planned on making a quick 6x8" drawing as an exercise.

The Watcher - Draft

But after these few strokes, I really enjoyed the design and decided to do a larger scale drawing (10x14") so I could capture a lot of detail.  And here are some in-progress shots, just so you can see how it all came together.

I've been quite a fan of spirals and helices for a while and it was a joy to finally create a tranformative helix of a kind.  'The Watcher' is yet another fantastic creature from the same world as 'Necromancy' and 'Slipping Away' and I hope to revisit that place throughout my career.  Something very soothing about drawing the Webbing that literally connects all beings in that world.
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