medusa returns

painting of a nude woman in black and white lounging on a rocklike sofa, her head hovers over her neck, like it has been cut off. she looks angry.

this lady cost me the last of my nerves. stuck in the sketch phase for months, lineart done a couple of weeks ago, i was afraid to ruin everything trying to add diluted ink shading and when i finally mustered up the courage … BAM! the paper fucks me over, gets blotchy and spotty. so i went for black out again. she is still not finished and i doubt she ever will be.

ink on paper

Tryphina 2020

the deathsy tryptichon

i wanted to paint this for a looong time and finally mustered the courage. the deathsy siblings: chiara, martina and damiano.

i painted both sisters multiple times already. the three of them make the most hilarious faces sometimes and it was a) a lot of fun to paint their grimaces and b) very good practice to divert from clean, motionless faces and draw complicated expressions for once.

ink on paper

Tryphina 2020