i love drawing with ink. and there is a german artist, whom i greatly admire and whose work i find so inspiring, and who has encouraged me - unknown to her of course - to just go ahead and try... her name is Susanne Haun and i grealy encourage you to have a look at her lovely art on www.susannehaun.com ..
and now to this collage drawing of mine. the two collage elements i have created months ago. i just had some paper left over and i don't like to throw out paper or cardboard or any artsy materials, you could always use them for something.. so i kept them and one day just felt like doodling.. and created the bird's head and the hag.. or witch, using acrylic ink and wax crayons. i cut them out and put them aside. and almost forgot about them. weeks passed.. new art happened and was created.. and suddenly last week i had.. INK DRAWING in my mind. i got out the paper and as i was looking for some material i found those two doodles and thought.. yes, they will be the center pieces! ... well the process of how it happened is documented in the slide show above this article.
now to the - to me - most interesting part: .. of course it needed a name. but !...... my friend in the states said it reminded her of a fairytale and i had to agree. fairytale or legend.. but i could not put my finger on it.. which one.. so i just left it.. flattened the finished drawing over night by placing it under damp paper and weighing it down. so this morning i felt, now i have to upload it.. it's time to do so. i uploaded it to my graphic program to cut it into the proper size.. and as i was working on it suddenly the words.. Jorinde and Joringel came to my mind.. in fact rather loud and.. flash flash flash kind of blinking... mh.. i remember the fairytale by the brothers grimm but only very vaguely.. so i decided to check.. and yes.. i felt this is IT.. my artistic freedom made a tree out of joringel instead of just transfixing him but then.. that's ok i guess :) a synopsis of this fairytale can be found ---> HERE Jorinde & Joringel Synopsis ....
thanks for dropping by to read this.. have a great month of december !