*Doodle #73: Scared of the Dark

Watercolor on paper. 6" x 8 1/2". 2/25/14. Win it here or PURCHASE A PRINT HERE.

*I confess this doodle, and last week's doodle are not "pure" doodles; they're illustrations, meaning they're a little planned and not strictly improvisational in nature. Alas, sometimes the doodler breaks the rules.

This one is from a bit of Treasure Island:

"My eyes turned instinctively in that direction, and I saw a figure leap with great rapidity behind the trunk of a pine. What it was, whether a bear or man or monkey, I could not tell. It seemed dark and shaggy; more I knew not. But the terror of the apparition brought me to a stand."

-Robert Louis Stevenson

I titled it "Scared of the Dark" for that deep, ancestral, visceral fear that children know so well, and most adults mask in the practical. Oh, to be human, to love life, to fear those little creeping dark places of the imagination.

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