ink drawing on 9″×11″ sketchbook paper coloured on computer and inspired by Elizabeth(the movie), the Tudor period and a most wonderful dream. Books are the best thing about being awake and dreaming about books is the best kind of dream.
I dreamed I was at an archeological dig and instead of bones it was books that were buried and wedged amongst the rocks. One of the books I pulled from the side of the cliff had the front cover torn off (Book stores have to tear the cover off of books they don’t sell to get a refund from the publisher ) but was in perfect shape otherwise. It was an illustrated book on the history of dinosaurs in European royalty. This is the picture I remember most clearly although there was also one of Charles II of England.
The lips & eyes in this Cate Blanchett photo are what inspired the look in the eyes.