TCONTC SERIES PIECE FOURTEEN
(To Colorize or not to Colorize)
Traditional drawing in pencil and ink
Colorized in Copic Marker
© Merton Parrish
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NOTES ON THIS PARTICULAR PIECE:
Well, this is the one piece in this series, that got colorized! Will any of the others get colorized, or will they reamain pencil/pen and ink drawings? In the words of Dickens... this "remains to be seen!" The piece is based on a very cool dream that my partner had. He told me all about it one morning, and I asked him if I could make an art piece based upon it. He said yes, and here it is, for your viewing pleasure. I really like it. I think it is one of my very favorites of my pieces. This is exactly what he dreamed. The two figures holding onto the dragon kite are hubby and his boyhood friend.
NOTES ON THIS SERIES:
The TCONTC (To Colorize or not to Colorize) series grew out of the fact that I have about a dozen pencil drawings of various sizes, some large, some smaller, that are in various stages of my normal mixed media process (which is: pencil drawing, then inked, then colorized usually with Copic markers, colored and/or pastel pencils, possibly gold or silver leaf pen, etc.). Some of these pieces are still in pencil format, others inked, others partially inked. Only one has been colorized so far.
I keep coming up with new drawings and putting off (or being held back from by my Muse?) the colorizing. Now knowing that none of us know when our number is up, when aliens might land, when the dollar and the whole world system might crash, when the new golden age might come, etc., etc., etc. (kinda wink, kinda serious here!), I thought:
“Well, maybe I just ought to post these. Some look pretty good as pencil and/or ink drawings anyway. Who knows for sure if I will get to finish them or not!” And, having thought that, I wanted you, my friends and viewers to see what I have been up to artistically.
I have been very busy lately performing and teaching music, putting together a new home ( mertonparrish.deviantart.com/g…
), developing a relationship with my new artist/musician hubby ( littlebuddhabc.deviantart.com
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), working on schedule and finances, etc. About a year ago, this old art hermit was shoved back out into the world by God, my guardian angel, my higher self, my muse (?), the fickle hands of Fate… all or some of the above, who knows! Consequently, I do not have as much time for art as I used to, though new hubby (who travels and performs with me and does art with me, too) and I try to accomplish as much artistically as we can.
So, here are my latest pieces, perhaps to stay drawings, or perhaps to be colorized. We will see… Hope you enjoy them in their current state!