I did this sketch a little while back, and have been working on developing backgrounds rather than just doing faces.
I'm not sure if I will develop this into a painting. But if I did I would call it Final Journey. I thought the woman in the drawing looked like she was saying goodbye. I drew a misty Cape Reinga behind her, with the lighthouse like a ghost image, as Cape Reinga is a place from where the Maori souls would leap towards the Underworld.
Before adding the background.
Gratuitous photo of a tree in Northland, New Zealand. Photo: Jonas