Murder She Drew - Lock and Key
The beauty of what black truly is becomes the center of this study of values, hues, and shades in this seemingly simple subject. When the shape, size, and texture of the feathers are added it becomes apparent just how complex a form a Crow is. The intelligence of Corvidae, their ability to solve problems, use of tools, and capacity to learn are worthy of awe and are captured in the tilt of her head and look in her eye. The chosen substrate and medium lend themselves well to the intricacies of such a common fixture of our world. When light and shadow are balanced with the rugged trees, silvery highlights, and smoothness of the branches, an all-encompassing feeling comes together. Lock and key is an ode to the courtship between intelligent beings. Adam is offering the key to his heart to his beloved Eve. The lock representing his heart is intricate with many curlicues, twists, turns, shiny bits and dark crevasses. The key he dangles to Eve is his promise to share every secret, dark and light with his hoped-for soul mate.
Pencils on hot pressed 140lb paper
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