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found this drawing tossed in an old box of stuff in the garage.
(Actually, that's where I find a lot of my artwork!) I thought
it might be worth sharing, so I scanned it in, and here it is!
The original is about 9x12." This is some "fan art"
of the late actor, Jon-Erik Hexum.
always liked this drawing. I made this for the cover of a "fanzine"
(privately published "fan" publication) that ended
up never getting published. I no longer have the original, but
I did find a beaten-up old Xerox of the illustration. With a
bit of Photoshop assistance, I fixed it up enough to show here.
(Look at the larger version of this illustration if you are
a fan of the old '80s Pierce Brosnan show "Remington Steele."
There are a lot of little details I put in the picture that
a die-hard fan will appreciate!)
included a Rapidograph in the composition, as my own personal
"in-joke." I was able to meet the cast of "Remington
Steele" (one of my friends worked on the show) and I had
the two lead actors sign an illustration I'd made. Pierce Brosnan
commented on the Rapidograph I was using, since he used to be
a commercial artist himself. (With his accent, however, he pronounced
it as "Rapeedograph.")
some small "spot illos" (4x5") for "fanzines."
When I was going to art school, I had a lot of fun illustrating fan
fiction. Since I was studying Illustration in school, (and since I'm
such a film buff) I enjoyed the extra practice!
never intended this to be that good of a likeness of anyone, really.
I just enjoyed drawing the figure, face and clothing from my imagination.
It's another one of the drawings that I really like, for some
a great likeness (I won't tell you who it is supposed to be!).
I wanted to show this illustration, because of the amount of ink
I used for it. I used a medium-sized paintbrush and just painted
in the large dark areas. I then inked in the details with my trusty
more examples of pen & ink portraits. On some of these illustrations,
I didn't even try to do a preliminary pencil sketch of the face - I
just started drawing with the non-erasable india ink! Pretty daring
of me - but I usually ended up using some sort of opaque white paint
to cover up a few errors. I don't recommend relying on opaque "cover
up" for your ink work, but if your drawing is for publication,
it doesn't matter if you do a few touch-ups here and there. The camera
can't pick up the opaque white paint.
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