I was awake 24 hours trying to work and research the faces of the creatures connected to me since childhood. I dreamt of them for a long, long time but never understood why. Researching them and looking into their eyes, may help me to understand. During my research time, I unburied my colored pencils knowing I would need them for the eyes of the creatures. I sat sharpening hundreds of colored pencils getting them ready. It’s been too long since I used them and I missed them.
What I have come up with so far is that the six wings of each creature will have multicoloured eyes representing every race and nationality. There maybe eyes of every color of the rainbow-natural or not. To relieve wasting paint, I think I will mix colors into colors until I get to “mud” which is a term used when mud color results from many colors mixed together. It is a tragedy in painting unless you are looking for it. In this case I will need the browns.
I also went to look at feathers today. There are some magnificent feathers out there! I was draw to the peacock of course but the eyes at the ends will clash with the humanistic eyes I am striving to create. The fancy feathers also appealed to me, like the ones which sit on top of the head like a mohawk, but they would be difficult to place as they are meant to stand straight up. I will look on Ebay for feather sellers and see what is there.