This one came out of nowhere, no pre-planning or anything, just a vague idea of something I wanted to try, and I think I love it.
I was angry. All I knew was that I wanted to use reds and black and I wanted to do something violent.
At first I thought about using a hammer but I was rushing and didn’t want to set something up where I could safely do that. Instead, I put a giant blob of various reds and a drop of black onto the middle of a piece of paper, covered it in cling wrap, and dropped a giant book on it (Total Hockey, 2nd Edition, for the record).
I was hoping for a little more spray effect from the impact but the larger surface of the book (rather than a hammer) probably limited that. Nonetheless, I really kind of love the result. I love the swirl of black, like an infection. It matches how I was feeling when I made it even if it doesn’t look the way I expected.