I think I might have deviated a little from my usual process of using some specific inspiration as a base for new work. I say, “I think” because I’ve come to realize that my head is overflowing with millions of images I’ve ingested over the years and I no longer know where inspiration comes from. This is a very stylized head and after it was done, it felt like a death mask (Momento Mori). The more I look at it, the more I wonder if I haven’t been possessed in some fashion by James Ensor! It reminds me of one of his. There’s also a retro-futuristic feel about the face; a kitschy, original Star Trek costume design feel to it. Whatever it is, I LIKE IT! lol, I don’t say that often enough of my own work… meh, screw you ‘imposter syndrome’!
I used charcoals and soft pastels, smudged with my fingers, and made a gloriously fun mess with all the dust!
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