The Black Swan (portrait of Björk)

29 September 2013

Vespertine is one of my favourite albums. 
It's so vastly scenic and incredibly comforting.

I listened to it while drawing this portrait. The songs are footpaths through the ice and snow. Everything is crystalline, and in the center of this whiteness, a solitary black swan, stretching her neck, opening her feathered wing...

The Black Swan (portrait of Björk)
charcoal and graphite on A3 paper
29 September 2013

"It's not meant to be a struggle uphill. Undo"

"On the surface simplicity
But the darkest pit in me
It's pagan poetry"

... 23 faces done. Almost there...


Tammie Lee said...

a beautiful portrait
such moving words
thank you for sharing ~

Raine said...

This is stunning!

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