10/17/2008

Arise, fair sun and kill the envious moon.







This started out as a sketch of a pilgrim woman and morphed into something else. Most of the time I start out with one idea and then let my mind go, drawing whatever happens to work with the shadow pattern. When I was finished sketching, I noticed the portrait looks backlit. It reminded of these lines in Romeo and Juliet:

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,

2 comments:

Adelle Caunce said...

Awesome drawing Jules. Damn you're good! This one reminds me of a tarot card- you should check them out. They have a cool creepiness to them and would be perfect to let your imagination go.

Ulla said...

Lovely... I like how she radiates out from within...