(via To Make Those Muscles Move Pen and Watercolor by arielleKilljoy)
fortyknots began following Ladies Who Draw the other day. I hopped over to her Tumblr to have a look-see, as I do with many new followers, and ah, what a nice thing, she is an artist, too! So nice.
This is one of the selected works from her Etsy shop, linked above, and the first line of its description reads: “This illustration came from my head but was probably unconsciously inspired by Neutral Milk Hotel lyrics.” so you can see how straight away I fell in love.
A strange summer forest and a creek at the bottom streaking down the page, pooling along the bottom, and meanwhile a nightmare of a nightmare takes center stage, I very much like the thin thin very thin lines and the various ways they’re expressed on the page, dots, lines, cross-hatching, shading without shading, conveying decay and decrepitude and downright horror with the simplest, quietest lines.