Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Red Shirt & PBS Sketches

zdepski's blacksmith illustration on dan rugh's shirt
zdepski's sketches from watching PBS
My ever creative and monster talented friend Dan Rugh, from Pittsburgh's Commonwealth Press, has created a new design of my Soviet era sketch of a blacksmith "Givin' it to the Man". The red shirt is a great way to display it... Bolshevik. He made a black and yellow version. If you ask him nicely, he may print one up for you, too.

Oliver Twist, Supreme Court arguments... even an Obama speech.

I tend to riff off of external influences, not rendering exactly what I had seen. When drawing from the television, the imagery changes so quickly that you have to make little mental notes, jot them down in the drawing, then look up and glean some more. It's a bit like drawing landscapes on the train. You may get the feel of a region, but rarely the ability to nail a particular place.

all are (were) pencil on strathmore sketch paper. click 'em to make 'em bigger.

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