At first, as I drizzled the wax over my paper, sprinkled in pigment powder, and started messing around with the heat gun, I thought I had ruined a perfectly decent drawing.
I tried to think about what the wax would look like once it hardened, as opposed to what it looked like at the time.
I messed around for a while, and then I left the stupid thing and went on a walk.
That brings me to the second reason it took me a while to post this picture:
I forgot about it.
Then, when I discovered it sitting on my desk, it kind of freaked me out because I hadn't seen the finished version, and I was shocked to discover that the wax actually did the same thing it did in my mental simulation.
|"Gnawing at the Bones"|
8" x 8"
Pen, wax, and pigment on vellum
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