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from an old sketchbook. I don't know what inspired me to draw
this, but I was goofing around one day, and it materialized! This
is a very small illustration - maybe 2 1/2" x 4." For
some reason, I rather like it.
never have done a lot of "stipple" artwork (the technique
where you make teeny tiny dots with your pen, instead of crosshatching).
This illustration is one of the few examples I could find of stippling,
and it has somewhat marginal likenesses. And, all I had was a
faded Xerox copy of it! But with a bit of Photoshop tinkering,
I fixed it up enough for this web page. Don't look too close,
I didn't do a perfect job of getting the "faded" parts
have a fondness for this little illustration. This portrait is
from the very old and very forgotten Sam Waterson series "QED."
found another (bad Xerox) of an unfinished stippled ink drawing.
I can tell who it is, though, so I guess that's a good thing.
is an illustration for an "Illustration Techniques"
class I took at Otis Art College years ago.
think it was an illustration for an L.A. Times editorial, but
I can't remember the subject of the editorial now. Our teacher was an illustrator for the L.A. Times. He
sometimes had us students do our interpretation of various topics
that were covered in the Times.
back when, I used to do a lot of "fan art" for fun.
Believe it or not, many established fiction authors started out
as "fan authors"! Sometimes I illustrated their stories
for fan publications ("fanzines"). This illustration
was for a "Star Wars" story. The likeness is not supposed
to be picture-perfect, it's supposed to "suggest" Luke
Skywalker. (I basically made up the face and pose.)
don't do that much pen-and-ink now, but I hope to take it back up again
soon. I used to be quite the Rapidograph Queen in my day. The secret
to using a Rapidograph (technical pen) is to clean and maintain it regularly.
I used to be quite good at Radiograph maintenance. But, I started letting
my Rapidograph nibs dry out, which ruins them. So, I figured I'd better
give pen & ink a rest until I could promise myself to take better
care of the pens. (Those nibs cost a lot of money!)
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