Inktober XXII

Apparently there’s drawing prompts associated with each day of Inktober? Lame.

So today is “Ghost”. There’s a couple photos floating around on the web, search Krokodile and wade through the mess to find them, you’ll know. A couple photos of this woman who’s missing the half of her face. It’s arresting. You can see the light on her sphenoid bone and the zygomatic arch is open where one entire eye is gone. She’s probably dead now, so Ghost applies I think. Beauty might be more explicit though. And I don’t mean in some degenerate death-and-decay-is-beauty way. No. Never. I mean it in that life, is staggering and terrible in it’s beauty. Here’s this woman, bones of the maxilla and mandible exposed, alive, standing and posing. Tenacious, and beautiful. Yellow bone, sores, and pink living tissue together. They show these Cloverfield-Alien-vs-Predator movies and I think no, we are so much better than all of that. In any case, sparse clean lines seem appropriate.