Monday, March 09, 2009

Spiral Betty

I sketched her face last night.

I envisioned her hair early this morning, like around 5 am, as I was lying in bed, trying to sleep, but wide awake.

The background, a nod to Klimt.

The name, a play on Robert Smithson's 'Spiral Jetty'

Photo credit George Steinmetz September 2002

A collaboration of ideas, and somehow an image emerges.
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
I like this one


jaybean said...

Love it, but then again I love all of your work!

Rowena said...

Awesome. Love the way it comes together. Love the cockeyed spirals of the hair.

Joan M. Mas said...

This is something I often do. I mean getting ideas in that magic moment between sleep and awakening. That's a nice character, and the colour choice is very elegant.

Coreopsis said...

Me too! I really like the way the hair spirals and the background spirals echo each other. And in this one, the map lines on her face and neck seem especially to be tracing some inner direction in her. Great colors too.

Anonymous said...

Love your use of different medium.
Extremely moody and all yours.

Chrissie Grace said...

LOVE it!

Sarah said...

Hi Sarah,
Thanks for your lovely comment on my illustration. I am so glad you visited as I might not have found your blog and your beautiful work. Spiral Betty has fantastic hair and I too like the way the background echoes it. I love the red of her hair against the blue.
Sarah :)

Adriana Whitney said...

WOW, I am so happy I found you! your art is amazing!

alkemilla said...

You're getting better and better!
I'm enchanted