Pen & Ink

In Love The Lady & Her Dragon Doodle Birds
Dated: Mar 2008 Dated: Sep 2003 Dated: Mar 2008
Notes: The figure's phallus-like silhouette is deliberate. Is it a he or she? Is she thinking about a lover? What is man without woman and woman without man? What then are they united? On a macro-level, I wanted to question gender roles and stereotypes. The forest signifies knowledge. The sky, enlightenment.
Notes: I love the fantasy genre. I just wish I had more patience drawing dragons. This took me a long time to complete, but the color didn't quite work for me....
Notes: Armed with a bunch of Copic ink markers (fabulous things those are...), I doodled this.
Chaam Elf
All That's Beautiful Drifts
Woman's Heart
Dated: Jan 2002 Dated: c.1990 Dated: c.1990
Notes: More after effects of Tolkien's LOTR. Here's a sketch I did of some trees just outside my hotel room at Chaam Beach. Notes:"All that's beautiful drifts away Like the waters." WB Yeats - The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water Notes: "Ay me, how weak a thing The heart of woman is". Julius Caesar II.4 - Portia to herself
Rabari Herder "To see a World in a grain of sand, And Heaven in a wild flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, And Eternity in an hour." William Blake - Lines from Auguries of Innocence "The dragons with their tongues Might poison thy liver & lungs!"  John Skelton - A Curse on the Cat
Rabari Herder Dragon I Dragon II
Dated: Dec 96 Dated: DEC 1996 Dated: Jan 1997
Notes: From a National Geographic magazine. Find out about Rabaris here. Notes: I started drawing a horse, but it warped itself into a Dragon. Very hard-to-configure, but very auspicious figure-8! Notes: On a roll, I kept on drawing Dragons. I had to refer to chickens, horses and other animals to compose this one.
"A merry boy they call'd him then, He sat upon the knees of men In days that never come again."  Tennyson - The Two Voices "..climbing like furies, running on blood and bone..." Rex Warner - Mallard
Sleepytime Bear Dragon III Dragon IV
Dated: DEC 1996 Dated: Jan 1997 Dated: Jan 1997
Notes: From a Sleepy Time teabag. Notes: This one I modelled after a sitting cat. And in case you didn't know, I love cats! Notes: Got lazy...If you are observant, you'll see that this one is half-done.


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