Original pen and ink drawing: unused image from ONE BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY
During the course of creating the 100 pages that brought ONE BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY into existence I redrew a number of pages several times. In the case of the drawing here I drew this large 2-page spread no less than three times. Why? Because of the aerial elements. The plummeting ball with the twisting smoke was too literal, having been foreshadowed in a way intended to be symbolic. The other objects in the air had too much personality, which raised unwanted questions; and there weren't enough background explosions. In short these's nothing at all wrong with this drawing; in fact in some ways it's the best of the three. But it wasn't exactly matched to its connecting moments, so I re-drew it.
India ink on bristol, 18.75" x 12.25", 2020.