Masquerade 29Faces Day 7

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?


Lizzy Love said...

Lookin' good!!! Keep up the great work! Thank you for your comment on my work! :)

laurie said...

no don't stop, I love the narrative ,, it makes your work come alive!

Additionsstyle said...

I love to know the story behind the artwork. It makes it easier to connect to the drawing.
Everyday Inspired

New End Studio said...

Thanks everyone, I wasn't sure if reading was more than you wanted to know, but I'll carry on, :D

Katherines Corner said...

very creative, love it! I always enjoy working with pencil. xo
P.S. huge smooches and hugs of appreciation for putting my shop ad on your side bar you are an angel!

Magic Love Crow said...

Gloria, I like reading what you think of your drawings! The story behind them! Sometimes for me, I do create a story with my images. I love your face! You are very expressive!

New End Studio said...

Thanks, Katherine and you're very welcome- best of luck!

Thanks so much, Stacy, I can't help thinking of their stories. I know you have that same component with your paintings, they just talk without words.

Cassidy said...

The explanations are the best part!

New End Studio said...

Thanks Cassidy, I enjoy figuring out just who these characters are supposed to be.