Secret Heart, for the Imagined portraits series.
A few variations: Digital painting and collage.
Horrible hayfever and sinus problems at the moment. I still haven't quite got around to replacing the drawing tablet either: working with the damaged one is beginning to drive me a little bit crazy...it tends to fly off all over the place, tripling actions and skipping commands. Why don't I replace it? I'm not sure! I have been so caught up in 'real life' non-creative stuff recently (which has made for quite a pleasant change, admittedly) that I keep on putting it off. The works above were inspired (partly) by the movie 'Let The Right One In', also by Japanese/Korean ball jointed doll imagery...Dark Alice, the ghost stories of M.R James, terrifyingly self-possessed children! My favourite is the floating head, which was the initial 'rough' version before properly working into the face. I imagine her to have so much to tell, so many painful secrets that may never find expression in the waking world. Oh!