This is my first big Figure Drawing project of the year. The piece is titled “Disconnect/Allergens” and was an experiment in layering traditional media. The figure was drawn first, followed by the branches coming from his head, then the branches surrounding his body. For this drawing, I used graphite, coffee, ink, tea, marker, watercolor crayon, and colored pencil.

The idea here is that people may often feel separated from each other and will sometimes engulf themselves in the natural world to attempt the creation of peace, but nature is not always so nurturing. The soft, fuzzy feeling one may get could just be the start of a sneezing fit.

I’ve also been thinking a lot about how people look to nature to “find themselves”; the psychology behind that as well as a visual expression of that. More work on the subject to come!

Also, this drawing was put up on Patreon almost a week ago. If you’re interested in seeing new projects and pieces first, I’d appreciate the support!