Ningyo Monkey - Colored Pencil (8" x 10") 2006
This is the second entry (more of a testing really) since I have yet to publicize. This combines two of my favorite things into one bundle. Animals and the color red...as I explained before I'm drawn to the red in my work and drawn to it in others' works.
For this work I worked at a lighter touch. It struck me, as I started this drawing, how delicate the props seem for this Japanese Monkey. The Rising Sun symbol which nearly overweighs its paper thin home, the fan lightly held in his right hand and the fragile set of bells in his left. I just couldn't bear to press hard.