New art! Going up late on a Friday when nobody’s around to see it! (That’s what y’all get for not adding me to your RSS feeds…. ;)
Firedancer by Heather Keith Freeman
12″x9″, pen and ink on watercolor paper
Image description: A woman, sketched in black and white outline on a yellow background, flourishes her arms. Swirls of fire stream from her fingers, swooping around her head.
I actually did this one before finishing Plaything yesterday, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to flesh out the dancer’s body at all or leave it in outline. I decided the contrast worked pretty well as is.
This was also what came out after a major creative frustration – another piece I was working on that I just. couldn’t. get. right. I tweeted about my frustration and was wisely advised to put it away before I damaged it or myself ;). But that left me with nowhere to put the energy I’d been building, which of course put me in a rotten mood, until I just drew something, *anything*, to get it out of my head, and what came out happened to be something I like a whole lot!
Between this and Plaything, I almost feel like I’ve got a touch of my pre-accident style back. I can’t do this regularly – it kills my back, even in small scale – but it makes me so happy that I can do any of it at all.
Date: November 19, 2010