Saturday, 19 March 2011
Sketchbook mission #2... who is this bone-cracking, crow-cackling Raven-Kin?
Well, the sketching everyday mission already failed yesterday having fallen asleep on the sofa instead! So tonight I tried to draw, but the old mind being a bit of a blank I decided to play around a bit more with the Raven-Kin... I wondered what might his nest be like? How would he move? What would his habits be between the dank marshland and the heavy skies? Would he nest in the sky-ravaged Mountains or the mist-choked Fens? What harsh unnerving songs would he croon to the dark in his ragged raven croak?
I could probebly fill pages exploring the nature of this creature and his habitats, but only if he gets insistant! I think this nest is too tidy, it needs more bones... and outlandish charms hanging from tendrils, and maybe some strange runic sigils scratched crudely by a claw into the rock... and cave paintings?
The drawings are ropey but at least I got a sketch or two out today, and hopefully the more I draw the more it might unseize my tired brain until it flows better!
But don't worry, I won't post sketchbooks everyday though, that would probebly get a bit repetetive no doubt! Just enough to get the ball rolling and keep me going...
I think this fellow needs a name now... perhaps once his name is spoken his story might begin to unfold itself ...