You know, as soon as I say, "I don't have time for my own art!" I suddenly seem to find time to churn out these images! What is the saying for this, "don't tempt fate"??? I'm sure it's something like that. Perhaps I should say it more :P.
There are a few layers to the story behind this picture. (story after the cut)
First of all, this is a conflation of all the dreams that I had of being chased over the past few years. It was a very frequent theme for me at one point. I would assume different forms and it would be in different settings but I would always recognize the chased figure as myself in the dream. I think the meaning is pretty straightforward and as soon as I decided to accept the unpleasant feeling and discomfort that will inevitably come with confronting whatever problem that I felt at that time and did it, these dreams went away.
I'm happy to report that I don't dream about being chased very much, if at all, anymore.
One subject that I'm extremely enamoured of as of late is evolution. I would listen to the documentaries on the subject that I could find on YouTube and elsewhere when I'm working. So this is a hat tip to that I guess. That's my attempt of depicting a basal mammal, which I heard are shrew-like creatures. Though this little dude looked more like a mouse.
I made this using Sketchbook Pro for iPad. I feel so happy to see that my skill in creating art in iPad has considerably improved in only a few short months. Compare this to 'Orange Jellyfish Sky', my first piece ever done in SBP for iPad.
Perseverance does pay off!