Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Techno-wizard's Cottage

Some of you may remember Enlil, the master techno-mage of my Noantri world. I have done many illustrations and character portraits from this world of mine, but I hardly ever show them. Here's one from 2001. Enlil lived a highly irregular life, never staying in one place for too long. He could have lived in a palace, and sometimes did, but he seemed indifferent to lifestyles whether luxurious or minimalist and ascetic. The closest thing to his permanent home in his middle and later years was this cottage, up on a hillside in back of the old Theophoric Institute estate in Surakosai (our Siracusa, Sicily). It had been an unheated, electricity-free gardener's shed before Enlil decided to live there and had it fixed up. There was a small formal garden in the back, and a deck to the right (you can see the railing there) which looked out over the trees to the city down below and the Mediterranean Sea.

"Enlil's Cottage" is on a sketchbook page, 8" x 9", a mixture of ink, markers, and colored pencil, from 2001.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

Looks very homey! At first I thought it was one of your studies of houses you had seen someplace.