I created a piece for a poem I really like called “Traveling Through the Dark” by William Stafford. It goes like this:
Traveling through the Dark
BY WILLIAM E. STAFFORD
A bit morbid, but I think the piece is cleverly written. I also like the way the difficult choice is presented.
Lately I’ve been trying to include more mixed media in my pieces. Usually, I create a drawing using only pen and ink. Here, only the man is inked. The trees and the deer are done in pencil, and I used an ink brush pen to create the smokey stuff. I like the texture from the ink brush, and the hazy quality from the pencil is cool, too. I noticed that my recent pieces have darker and more saturated colors. Interesting. This might have to do with the subject matter of those pieces, though.
This is what the original drawing looks like, pieced together in Photoshop: