Gouache & watercolor on birch
11 x 18
Continuing the Archetypes series with my take on the “bowman” figure. Generally considered as a more “grounded” character, I wanted to draw the viewer’s eye towards the bottom of the panel rather than leave the image floating squarely in the center. Keeping with that theme of being low to the ground and closer to nature, I wanted to incorporate more raw materials from the world into the character’s gear and weaponry. So far, each figure in this series has been rendered with a different style of mark-making in mind. Here, I went with a cross hatching motif to play on the title of Occam’s Razor as a representation of incision marks or cuts.