Age of Enlightenment
Age of enlightenment, 9″x12″ ink on paper
This piece told it’s own story as it came together. I didn’t do any planning apart from the reference shots (something that came to bite me at the end) but I felt like it had a life of its own and came together in a natural way. At the end my lack of planning gave me some issues with the overall tonal composition but with a few master portrait studies this problem also seemed to figure itself out.
The story that came through this portrait is of a young girl who has just come out of the age of darkness (that all teens go through) and come out on the other side, as a beautiful young adult. Finally seeing the light and still holding her virtue. That virtue can mean something different to all of us.
Age of Enlightenment, Ink on Paper, 9”x12”