I was recently between projects, and decided to do some quick postcard-sized pieces. There's something very satisfying when you can do several pieces of art over a couple of days, as opposed to take months over a single piece.
I've always loved the beauty and simplicity of classical Japanese illustration. It's amazing how the art can look incredibly contemporary to our modern eyes, when in fact some of it is five hundred years old.
What's strange, is that the smallness of each panel kept prompting my mind to think up a linking narrative, as if they were shots from a movie storyboard, or panels in a graphic novel. I never did come up with a story.
Medium: Graphite Pencil on Watercolour Postcard
Below: Extreme Closeup, showing surface texture