Sometimes, when you least expect it, something good happens when you need it most. After a string of "so-so" works of art, I finally did a piece I really liked. Funny thing is, I was madder than hell. So frustrated and upset. Maybe that is what I need to do more often. "Night Storm", took only two hours to do. I have drawn this cloud formation twice. Once, in a small sketch, and once as a very large sketch for a painting. The painting was horrible, and I threw it out. This time, just taking some charcoal to one illustration board, in a fit of rage caused me to nail what I have always wanted to say about this cloud/storm formation. I am really happy with this drawing. I do believe it is one of my best works so far.
The smaller pencil rough draft is below.