Heerree are my sketches for the next story:
doing something more designy portrait like this time around. making the concept simpler so i can experiment more with traditional media this time around.
for this one...playing with idea of his head "in the dirt" as a literal translation (might be the opposite of "get your head out of the clouds." ?). anyway, his head buried in his garden of wilting orchids. the "mannikins" (not quite sure if the story means literally dolls, or a creature) coming out of his nostrils. his eyes will be white with the film over them.
this is a portrait combining all the elements of the story: orchids, his blindness, and his personality at the end
similar portraits on the left, the right is him sitting at the entrance to his withered garden, not facing the audience. i wanted to have the eye in the above part, above the garden, but that can be removed.
thiis is a similar portrait to the other one.