Friday, November 30, 2012

Beverly, Mistress of the Dark...

(in progress) "Beverly, Mistress of the Dark"
a page being inked from the graphic novel
The Color of Silence is Radium Green
 This one is still in progress, although it should be completed shortly. What's slowed things down is the fact that our dogs' Frontline flea medicine apparently has ceased working, and to combat any fleas that might have had designs on our home, I have been cleaning, vacuuming, and doing laundry like a woman possessed. I can't tell you how many loads of laundry I've done, or the number of times I have wiped the floor with disinfectant, vacuumed, replaced vacuum bags, wiped baseboards, or sprayed flea spray over the last two weeks. Thankfully, Michael does all the shampooing and dog shaving. Last night at 4 p.m., I dosed our young squires with Advantage II. Let's keep our fingers crossed that it works. So far, no scratching. Thank goodness. It was enough to drive me to drink. And actually, I had considered buying a large bottle of bourbon when I got the new flea medicine yesterday, but I wanted to be sober enough to vacuum their sleeping area, their crates, and the basement once more when I got home. Just kidding. Or am I? Anyway, I can reclaim my life and other responsibilities now and that is a wonderful thing.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

She Turned Out the Light....and Edward Steichen's Influence

"She Turned Out the Light..." from The Color of Silence is Radium Green graphic novel
(in progress)
Remember that picture of the drawing started in the previous post. Here is the entire inked page, completed!
Onto the next page.
Where did I get at least some of my inspiration for the close up images of a glowing Beverly? Edward Steichen's 1924 portrait of Gloria Swanson behind Venetian lace:
Edward Steichen, "Gloria Swanson" 1924

Friday, November 9, 2012

She sat there glowing....

"She Sat there Glowing..." from The Color of Silence is Radium Green graphic novel
(in progress)

Working on a new page....