[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen on 100lb/300series bristol board]
Playing around with shapes and concepts, and trying not to just go into 'automatic mode' where I'm using the same proportions over and over again.
It's a difficult challenge because you always have to cater to 'touchstone' details that your audience can grasp. I mean, I could draw a giant blob with a bunch of details on it, but in the end, that's not really communicating an idea very well. Unless the whole point is to draw a giant blob with a bunch of details on it.
With this image, I wanted to explore what the brain, its stem and nerves would look like if it were characterized and turned into a cartoon. Inevitably, I drew it reading a book. Because...hell, what else does a brain want to do more than fill itself with knowledge?