The Death of RedbeardJanuary 9, 2013

Below is the second doodle I created in my new brown paper sketchbook. I just started putting colored pencil marks on the paper. I really had no idea what or how it was going to turn out. I turn the paper all around and place shapes, tones, marks in what seems like a good composition until some kind of a figure or idea takes hold. Sometimes, it is just totally abstract, this time a very specific image came to mind. It looked like a death bed drawing of some Viking called ‘Redbeard’.