Since I returned from vacation, I have been mainly using my little gobbets of free time to participate in the #drawthisinyourstyle challenge on Instagram. I have been sharing my results there and on my other blog. Yesterday, however, I managed to find enough time to open the pages of my art journal. I chose to illustrate Ligeia, the eponymous character of the Edgar Allan Poe story. I am a Poe fan and have been visiting his houses but I have not really tried illustrating the stories since I was in High School. ‘Ligeia’ is a story involving death, duality, resurrection, possession – and an unreliable narrator. My Ligeia is probably a bit too vampy to be the emaciated, sickly, wasting Ligeia. She is probably a bit more Morticia Addams to be honest. I enjoyed working on this illustration, however, and that is the important thing.
Very cool drawing! I just started following your other blog, thanks for mentioning it.
Thanks for following! That blog tends to go through periods of dormancy as I tend to use it just for art challenges or extended projects – like the Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project and Inktober.
I’ll enjoy what pops up.
Very well done. thanks for sharing your talent.
Thank you very much!
Nicely done! I like how your did the background. It really adds to the character!
Thanks! I actually toyed with leaving it white or just doing a sort of shadowy fog around the figure. Then someone in my family put a mug down on top of my art journal and created a ring stain so the decision was made for me that I had to fill the page with background inkiness.
I love happy accidents like that!! Good adaptive choice on your part! Way to go!
I suppose this is what sexy mummies look like?
Yes! Yummy mummies!
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