I took way too much time getting the process of this sketch down for a slide show. So here it is, on the sidebar of my blog, the process of this sketch is available to view for those who are interested in seeing how I improvise with paper and pen.
Actually, though I didn't have specific imagery in mind when I drew this, I was inspired by a quote from Picasso that I heard in a video that I saw this morning:
"Painting isn't an aesthetic operation, it is a form of magic designed as mediation between the strange, hostile world and us, a way of ceasing power by giving form to our terrors as well as our desires. When I came to that realization, I knew I had found my way"
This quote inspired me to make today's sketch more of a personal piece, which is metaphorical on many levels.