I discovered something "cool". It was early spring when I got in a groove on this series of drawings and it was still cold in the mornings. I would crank up the heater and start to color. The extra warmth in the house made the crayons give a little. Like drawing with sticks of butter. I loved this. It made it so much easier to get the crayons to fill shapes in solidly.
These drawings would get put aside later in the summer as I started to investigate what was happening in the portals.
While working on these drawings, cds by Roy Ayers were in heavy rotation. Everybody Loves the Sunshine and Mystic Voyage. A bit of Grant Green was in the mix too.