This is one of my favorite doodles from back then. Black with a white shadow, white with a black shadow, and red mixed in throughout.
What does it all mean? It can pretty much mean what ever you want: life/death, good/evil, yin/yang, earth/sky/fire, physical/spiritual. Sometimes they meet, sometimes they seem to clash, sometimes they seem to work together, and sometimes they go their separate ways.
Do you see something else? Feel free to let me know.
However, the fact that I drew it on lined notebook paper always bothered me. Every time I looked at it or thought about it, I wondered what it would look like with out the lines running through it, or if I had used something other than a marker pen and a colored pencil to fill in the solid areas.
Well, today I was able to find out!
Makes quite a difference. I love how the red is now actually solid, the black is black and the white is white, and there’s no blue lines running through the whole thing.
The original piece still has it’s charm, but that’s the beauty of digitally remaking a piece. I still have the original on paper. I still have the scan of the original, and I now have this reworked version.
Now, I have recently been experimenting with digitally re-working some of my old doodles, but I did not re-work this one. Someone with much more knowledge than I on how to do things like this graciously did this one for me. (Not only did she do a most excellent job, but she explained how she did it. Not surprisingly, when she told me how she went about it, I found out that I had been doing things the hard way…Live and learn I guess.)
Her name is April, she is awesome, and you should check out her awesome blog: Ponderingspawned.
What are you still doing here? Go! Go now! And while you’re there, be sure to look in on her World Through Our Eyes project. You can get there through her blog, by clicking the image/link in my footer to see the WTOE feature she so generously did on a story I wrote, or be lazy and click here.