Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Joyous Fiddle Guy

One thing the technical pens are prompting in me, especially with larger pictures, is tightness, and that's something I'd really like to avoid. I know this doesn't LOOK like a tight drawing, but really it is, though I think I overcame it somewhat. And what takes such a long time isn't actually time spent on a drawing, though I did spend a fair amount of time on this, but finding the time (or the wherewithall) to work on them.....


  1. nice.
    are you familiar with Alan E Cober?
    He resolves the struggle you speak of with panache; beautiful linework.

  2. I didn't recognize the name, but when I looked him up, I sure recognized his illustrations. Thanks!

  3. I really like the feeling and the mood of this piece. He seems very much into the moment. The expression on his face is one I've seen on many musicians when they're in the groove and you captured it very nicely. I also love how all the cross hatching is radiating out from him. It really helps with leading the viewer back into the piece. As a pen lover as well I really admire the detail and the patience you put in with the shading. That's definitely something I need to work on is slowing down. Thanks for sharing.