Have you ever had one of those those days when everything is going great and then suddenly, from nowhere, dark, negative feelings grab you and won't let go? No reason you can put your finger on but it changes your whole day. There are some images which defy classification. This one sums up our worst nightmares brought into the bright light of day. The ordinary mixed with the terrifying. What is it? Who knows? What does it make you feel when you look at it? Only you can answer that.
I like to explore the darker sides of our thoughts and feelings occasionally. With the light there must also be shade.
This drawing uses a mix of media. For the transferred image I print out one of my digital photographs on an inkjet printer, place it face down onto a fine quality, heavyweight artpaper, soak the back in nail varnish remover and quickly pass it through an etching press. This pulls the pigments out of one paper and into the other, diffusing and mixing them as it does so. The effect throws up unexpected and sometimes spectacular combinations of colours. I then use fine point Faber Castell Pitt artists’ drawing pens for the line work.
Transfer print and fine point Faber Castell Pitt artists’ drawing pens