I thought I’d do a piece about fading hair dye since I see so much of it at work. Blonde hair dyed bright red fades so lovely. One of my students ended up with a beautiful shade of strawberry blonde. I’ve seen blue fade into a very cool aqua green before the student did another dye job. Gothic black doesn’t grow out so well especially on light-colored hair; kind of end up with an inverted skunk look.
Well, that had been my intent. I didn’t think it was a strong concept. Then as I was working on the contour of the reflected head of spiked hair my pen had its own ideas. It made the head so distorted I could only save it by turning into a martian. So faded into the background are some of his friends. I don’t know for sure, but I think they are having a better time than the people in the foreground. I know I had more fun drawing the piece after my pen had it’s say.