Here is the final in the series using a process of doodling in the dark (ok, candlelight).
In this one, I learned how habitual it is in me to pull out a humanoid form or a face no matter how abstract the initial doodle. That’s why I am also playing with which way is up on these. I did a fair amount of the coloring on this with it turned 90 degrees clockwise, but decided I like the composition oriented this way. As always, clicking on the image shows a larger version.
Back at it. I did a series of both black and white and color images on small boards using a process of doodling in the dark, not knowing what the final image contours would be until emerging into the light again. It was a good process for unwinding/unlearning the ingrained habit of having an outcome. It’s definitely liberating to take a line for a walk without worrying whether or not the artifact will be visually pleasing, though I’m decently satisfied with the final piece. As always, clicking on the image shows a larger version.
When taking the line for a walk this evening–perhaps because I had a wonderful yoga session in the sunshine this morning and was feeling a lot of gratitude for many of my heart-opening teachers (most of them female)–this naturally came out.
So, if you ever wondered what I might look like today had I been born differently gendered, this might be close. It’s an interesting question: have you ever asked yourself what you might look like if one of those chromosomes was different all those years ago? Have you ever bothered to draw it? Why not try now?
The Illustrations & Ramblings of "Yoshi" Seaver: Doodler, Maker, Peacekeeper.