There's nothing I love more than a murder mystery, particularly if it is set in a British country manor in the 1940 during a raging thunderstorm. I think I'm drawn to stodginess, elaborate hairdos. And a little Edward Gorey reference never hurts. I don't think I'm quite suited to live in California with constantly beautiful weather. Sometimes a girl just wants a thunderstorm.
This is an illustration I did for my figure drawing class using ink quills and washes. Fun Fact: Midway through my quill splattered smack in the middle of my project so I had to just roll with it and incorporate it in the drawing. I think it actually worked to my advantage! Death by ink blot?
A couple of images that helped me set the mood: