Sophia "BlackSheep" (ink, watercolor, charcoal on paper, 8"x9")
I love Sophia. She is me, and she has helped me to love myself. I'm a black sheep in many ways. I know what it is to be the peculiar, different one, the one that doesn't quite fit in, the one who decides that he must go his own way. Fortunately for Sophia, she's found a companion, a dark one like her.
She's not a coward. She marches. She walks defiantly. She actually looks like she's stomping her way into her future. There's no stopping her.
Women who have fought or are fighting for their independence are Sophia's biggest fans. Second are men in touch with their emotional journeys. Let me explain:
I started drawing Sophia when I left the church. She emerged from my subconscious. The first ones I drew, I wasn't even aware of what was happening. The first one was Fearless
. I was surprised I drew such a thing. It was so out of character for my usual, serene, minimalistic, Asian feel paintings, like Lonely Tree
. Then one day when I was drawing a Sophia, I think it was Cave
, I noticed the emotion I was feeling about her. It was too strong to ignore. It dawned on me that I was drawing my own journey. I knew what it was like to feel stuck, which is why I drew Trapped
, probably my most popular one. Then I drew her Escape
. Then I proceeded drawing my way through my and her journey to Freedom
. There are 50 completed. I have another one planned for this weekend.
Thanks for falling in love with her with me.
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