The way my sketches get away from me reminds me of one of my earliest memories...I was in kindergarden and they sent us home with a sort of 'finish this drawing' type paper. I know we started it at school and we were supposed to bring it back the next day. I spent all night drawing and at the end of the night my drawing had turned into an elaborate woven basket. I was very proud of all my twisty turny lines...I brought it back in and the teacher said it wouldn't count because we were supposed to draw something that had to do with 'Light'. I must have missed that part. I was devastated enough to have it leave a lasting impression on me.
So in any case, even when my ideas take on a mind of their own I am still ok with that, and in illustration friday pieces if I start with my one word inspiration and work and work away, even if the piece 'gets away from me', it all still started with that one word. I don't think they don't count.
Originally she was supposed to be on a sinking ship. I have no idea how it turned into this, but I am pleased none the less. I feel like the theme 'sink' still works, like she is sinking in her dreams. So I titled her 'sombrer dans' because she is making wine, and I guess that makes her French? I don't know. I am venturing out into painting expression and teeth and open mouths, which scare me, but I think she turned out nice. Any model credits can be found in my DA gallery. She is part painting part photo collage/photo manip.