The Great Crab Warrior Of Davy Jones

The Great Crab Warrior Of Davy Jones (By Radhika Mukherjee)
The Great Crab Warrior Of Davy Jones (By Radhika Mukherjee)

 

Here’s another one of my fantastical ‘soul sketches’.

I find they are a great warming up activity for writing: meditative and absorbing; creative, yet not too taxing.

They are my version of adult coloring books, where I first sketch the shape and then fill in the outline with soft pencil. When finished, this one looked to me to belong squarely on the Flying Dutchman!

I really like the whimsy of it, that I can never quite predict what the final shape will resemble. It’s kind of like cloud-shape watching, in reverse. A very happy retreat into childhood territory.

Also amazing to me is the intense grotesquery of these shapes and figures. After watching these spring from my hands I will never be surprised at any alien who visits earth, I tell you! 😉

 

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