Having returned from the field of battle only a short time ago, a hardy female warrior settles into the comfort of food and drink in a warmly lit tavern. She sings songs of commemoration for all she’s seen and done in recent weeks, and of gratitude to return to her favorite tavern table.
Another fun one today. Apparently I’d had an image of people swinging tankards stuck in my mind that I needed to work out, because Ode to a Tavern Table is the second one I made in about a week. (See Salty Dog for the other.) As with the majority of these early everyday drawings, I generally wanted to avoid crosshatching in order to keep the artwork feeling clean and inviting. I also worked at fattening up some of the linework to ground the character and give the objects in the scene a little more substance.
I hope the result gives off a feeling of contentment mingled with a touch of sadness, as it seems this warrior may have returned to safety with fewer companions than she left with.
My everyday drawings are available for sale in my Big Cartel shop each morning at 11 am EST. For the first 100 days, each new drawing increases in price by $1.00, starting at $1.00 on day one. Everyday 023 – Ode to a Tavern Table is listed at $23.00.