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Apparition

© Copyright Alessandra Kelley

A drawing in colored pencil on black paper of a humanlike creature, winged, perched on a branch illuminated from behind by moonlight and in front and below by yellowish lights from a building at below left

There are dreams of preternatural creatures in ordinary suburban environments.

One of my favorite techniques is colored pencils on black paper. The combination works well for images where the figures are emerging from shadows and in dramatic light.

an arm, the elbow jutting aggressively to the left

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