Strange party hat, heavy on the makeup, looks a bit voodoo, zombie-ish; could be a scary clown or scifi character, I haven't decided. For some reason, Leon Russell music comes to mind. No offense to Leon.
Sketch with No.2 pencil.
I wanted to see how much decoration combined would change the intention of the character in the sketch. The sideways glance and the open mouth signal that something interesting was just witnessed, or is about to happen.
Maybe the costume is getting unwanted attention, but the wearer has to play along. Maybe I should stop interpreting the images, and leave the stories (if any) to the observer.
Do you create with a story behind the image?