A few recent contour drawings of a familiar subject.
I do them every day to warm up but don’t always share them.
I like this string of sketches together.
They aren’t pure contour drawings, though. I lifted my pencil off the page a few times. Don’t tell anyone.
Before I started this illustration, all I knew about harpies was that they were monsters with women’s heads and birds’ bodies. Now I know that a city pigeon harpy makes a lot of sense. According to Wikipedia, harpies “steal food from their victims while they are eating…” and “Their name means ‘snatchers’.”
A new #inktober, a new slideshow of my latest illustrations and sketches! Unlike last year, I abandoned my intended series theme (obscure monsters) before I even began, but general themes of death, sleep, and fear have emerged instead. I’m adding new drawings every day until Oct. 31, so be sure to check this post again & again!