I basically opened Illustrator with the intention of creating an artwork, but I wasn’t sure what. I found myself sketching the head, then kind of fell into a morbid/depressed character. I kept the character dark, but I also wanted to include something that would signal hope, but seem completely out of place with the image, because hope and happiness can often seem that way when you feel so low.
These are rather quick, which seems to be my level of patience for creating most works lately. :P