(pencil, charcoal, and colored pencil)
This fallen Samurai warrior is now a nameless and faceless Ronin. Stripped of an identity until he regains his honor he wanders seeking deeds in service of the greater good. The donning of a Kabuki mask with the red color of heroism calls for the need for transformation. He now needs no master, and yet he still needs to become his own.
~Drawing on plain paper; pencil, charcoal, conte crayon, and colored pencil.
Pencil drawing on paper, digitally enhanced
She looks as though on a precipice. While staring into the unknown a new resilience is found.
Weighted line pencil drawing of a sculpture from another artist.
The proportions of the sculpture are off so this was an exercise in drawing what you see rather than what you think you should see. He is almost self aware that he is a shadow of what he really is, a drawing of a sculpture. Can we be aware of such a thing ourselves?
Pencil drawing, touched up for color and effect.
The Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức performed self immolation in protest of the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government in 1963. It is reported that he did not even flinch while the flames consumed his body.