Because it’s you that sets the test…

ballpoint pen stag skull drawing by holly holt

Some people certainly know how to set a challenge. A request which has evolved into this hybrid creature sprouting tree antlers and cradling the pale moon (which has proved to be a bit too pale and delicate to survive the scanning process, grrr). I’ve been told that February’s full moon is known as a snow moon because it brings cold weather with it and lights up the snow. That thought must have crept in and germinated while this drawing was in progress, although it doesn’t take much for me to crowbar the moon into a drawing (or conversation for that matter).

ballpoint pen stag skull detail holly holt

This drawing was meant to capture the essence of a challenge or demand for respect but I feel like I’m being given an almost accusatory stare by that dead but alive eye…I love how even though I make this stuff, it never truly feels like it’s come from me…
ballpoint pen stag skull detail holly holt

ballpoint pen stag skull detail holly holt

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