Mardi Gras, Mardi Gras, Mardi McFly. Beads, parades, masks, colors, DeLoreans and shouting. This tiny watercolor sketch was done as a way to purge some creative juices during a much more strict drawing assignment (which is a stone cold secret). Inspired by Venetian Mardi Gras masks like the ones seen below. A creature seemed to grow from the mask in a very odd Miyazaki-esque form. It would be fun to see this thing animated, but animation is not in my toolbox of skills.
All I really know, is that "This is heavy".
Each Friday at noon I scan in one new sketch or drawing from one of my many sketchbooks. Many times my sketches are ideas for larger projects that you might find on my fine art website William Hessian dot com, or as projects right here on my Bearded Bunny art blog. If you enjoy these sketches make sure to also see my Favorite 20 sketches from 2011 or go back and check out all of the sketchbook friday posts.