Showing posts with label portraits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label portraits. Show all posts

Friday, October 17, 2014

More portraits

Dmitri Shostakovich again.

Sahelanthropus tchadensis was, apparently, an early human ancestor ca 6-7 million years ago. Its bones were dug up in Chad, as the name would suggest.
I think I'm getting the hang of this scraperboard/scratchboard thing.

And my Great Auntie Nora. Nora died before I was born so she's not around to complain that I did a bit of a crap portrait of her. In the photo I had, she looks all gorgeous and doe-eyed and willowy in a kind of turn-of-the-last-century way. Sadly, I think I've rendered her looking a bit like a doe-eyed and willowy Greek transvestite.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Other stuff

No Eggmen this week (yet - the week's not quite over so I might still get one up). The school holiday is on so it's a bit hard to concentrate. What I have been able to do though is sit at my table and obsessively put thousands of tiny ink dots on paper in the shapes of people.
Here's Melanie Klein.
And Erik Satie.

Friday, September 12, 2014

MORE more other stuff

Dmitri Shostakovich! Stipples! I liked this one enough to actually sign it.
My sister bought me a big box of his symphonies (all 15 of them) for my birthday last weekend. I'm probably going to need some medication after listening to them all (which I plan on doing in fairly quick succession to, you know, get the whole picture) but I'm looking forward to it. Having said that, I've had a big box of Mahler symphonies for a couple of years now and I'm only now getting my head around his 3rd. Apparently, he did refer to it as his "monster" so I do feel a bit less intimidated than I once did.

More other stuff

This is that Weapon X kid again (AKA my son, Franklin).

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Other stuff (after Earle K. Bergey)

Mine's just a crappy sketch - it was an exercise in drawing directly with the pen and without corrections - and not a patch on the original (below) but I think mine at least looks like she might actually use the gun.

There's a whole heap of old Earle K. Bergey pulp covers here. And they're fabulous.

Friday, August 1, 2014

More stipples

This is based on an old photo reputed to be of Charlotte Bronte although the jury seems to be out,and it may be on of those little mysteries which never quite get sorted. Although if it really is her, the guy who painted this one took some liberties.

A flock descends...

Here's Toru Takemitsu.

The title of the piece has them descending into a pentagonal garden but that title didn't impress much of a mental image in me. So I thought I'd have them exploding through his body instead.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Other stuff!

Another little morning sketch. I usually do these directly with a pen so I can't erase mistakes; the reasoning being that I'll become bolder in laying down ink lines. I think I'm getting bolder (but I'm not sure about better).