Today I again decided to use Dawn Sokol’s NaNoJouMo prompt for the day. Much like yesterday, I knew I would have little time to create so I did not want to think too much.
The prompt, another song title, was “How Far This Road Goes” by Garth Dunlop. I had not heard of the song so I went to YouTube to see if there was a video of the song and lyrics. Sure enough, there was. The song was used in both ‘Discover Ireland” TV commercials as well as a song in the TV series “Separated at Birth”. In it, Garth Dunlop is singing to a woman, asking her to take a trip with him (in life or on the roads). The bridge of the song is “Let’s see just how far this road goes”.
I decided to draw a long winding road with trees on either side in Autumn colors. I wanted a fox to run along the road at some point to show movement. I started off using Prismacolor colored pencils for the road, the trees, the fox, and the lettering. Those smudged so I erased the smudges and outlined everything in black Fude pen. I used a white Signo broad pen for highlights. I used Adirondack inks in green and gold, blended with alcohol, to created the leaf-strewn ground. The whole page took me about 30 minutes.
I look forward to next week when I should have a little more time for creating every day.
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