acrylic on Fabriano 300 watercolor paper 8" x 10"
The doodle on the left is where I began working on x.38. I developed it in a few different directions, and the sketch in the middle is one of them, but I wasn't ready to commit. When I found the doodle on the right in my stash of alien menagerie drawings, the path to a final idea became much more apparent. The simple ball-point pen doodle was inspired by how I would assemble the bud from a Rose of Sharon with the flower to make a small 'person' when I was about five years old.
I think it was inevitable that this memory would find it's way into my alien menagerie eventually.
The 'Phylosians' from Star Trek: the Animated Series were also on my mind. Always thought they were cool.