170312 Tears on a Train began as abstract shapes which went through a fair amount of adjustment. I was deliberately alternating my sense of what was negative and positive space. That resulted in the main areas of dark and light, which suggested the representational image.
The tilting eyebrows are such a simple cartoonish way of evoking anxiety, I had doubts about adding them. Then I remembered that I actually liked this doodle (below) that I made yesterday, which is made up of similarly cartoonish expressive drawing.
170311 Woman Kicking looks almost exactly like drawings I made when I was a child, like this one (below) made when I was 9 years old. It was interesting to allow myself to draw that way again, after 20 years. For the first time, I see something that I really like in this “style”. It might be interesting to translate it into paint.