I've had this one simmering inside my head for a long time. Have you ever felt something so deeply but haven't known how to give it voice? It was vital that this idea didn't fall into typical or obvious cliche. I've been thinking and collecting images that offered possibilities to support this concept and so far have come up with this.
I began with several photo references, concentrating on shape and gesture. I made a detailed sketch and scanned it in.
Next I placed one of my favorite textures over the sketch and did some erasing to allow the sketch to come through the multiplied layer.
Started painting, taking my time. I play with it every morning before working on my current commission. I have several ideas for the background but will have to see which supports the concept the best.
Well, timer just buzzed.....off to work.