Daily Project ~ Post Heart 3.27.14
8-year-old Relisha Rudd, missing.
This is a horrible story about a little girl who, after suffering a great deal of abuse, has most likely been murdered. I can’t help putting emotion into the drawing. I start with charcoal for its darkness and grit. Smear on the randomly chosen colors. Many of the colors feel ugly and somber, but the last color I choose is a healing green and I use it to fill in the last section of the drawing as well as cover over the whole shape. I burnish with tissue and erase the burnished smear to create a dark halo around the drawing.