I’d been visualizing the organic form drawn for the April 25th post as a ball of seeds that are split and sprouting. It seemed like an interesting and draw-able idea, so I put my pencil to it. To my surprise though, a large sprout emerged that changed everything.
The large sprout (with legs) on the upper left suddenly became the focus. The rest of the drawing now needed to support that one element by balancing the overall shape while carrying the theme.
You can see in this first scan how I tried to find a combination of root shapes and split seeds that would support the large sprout.
And in this scan of the finished drawing, you can see (I hope) that I worked out a kind of balance and the general theme now supports the larger sprout’s story. This drawing is not perfect, but it was definitely worth doing.
This podcast talks about my thoughts on working with this drawing, fantasy art, and finding expression for ideas that come to us either partially or as a whole vision.
I hope you enjoy it!