Connected circles

Connected circles

This was started with the whole image in mind, the whole drawing just building up from these simple forms. I wanted to see what would happen with the overall effect of lines criss-crossing all over the place, connecting up most circles but leaving others untouched. There was a certain satisfaction seeing the circles being surrounded or joined up by these communication lines, a comparison to today’s ever complex systems where we all stay in touch or parts of the world that come under the ever increasing threat of road building and other forms of communication.

2009

2009

Having visions of different appearances to the forground trees adds a luxurious garden style with the background becoming more open / wild with olive plantations and my idiosyncratic styled mountains. The sky and sun was the final part, completing the threatening approaching storm followed by a man made structure, appearing as the sun which gives us a taste of things to come if we ever get around to controlling other worlds and stars.

Fadin thru leaded windows

Fadin thru leaded windows

This was created form one of my earliest dream sketches, with a time lag of almost 10 years before tackling this head on. Pointillism features heavily here. The outline of the windows was sketched and filled in followed by the Zen type surroundings and the flooring. The tricky part was what to do with the black outlines of the windows as they came closer to the central moon, which distorts the window frame and splits it up with light rays radiating out. Intense concentration and working around the soft pencil outlines of the frames has created this special effect, with utmost care to rub out the pencil marks and not smear the ink. The pointillism was done around the edge first, allowing time for myself to work out and effective plan for the central penetrating moon.