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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

After I graduated from Parsons I started to get book cover work from Simon and Schuster. I loved going there to drop off work. Before the digital age, art departments were filled with racks and racks of original art by all of my heros in the business. But while I loved looking at the work, I also realized I needed to step up my game if I wanted to stick around in this field. So, even though I was keeping busy with commissions during the day, I started lugging my french easel up to the Art Students League at night. Forty years earlier, before he got his break in films, Charlton Heston was an artists model at the League. I'm no fan of the NRA, but you could see why the camera loved him. He had great chiseled features and I would've liked to have been around forty years earlier to paint him.

5 Comments
  1. April 8, 2008 -

    Really great work! Congrats on that CA piece that got in, I especially like that one. cheers, -francis

  2. April 8, 2008 -

    I like the idea..... Nice.

  3. April 8, 2008 -

    Thanks Alexander, Macro and Francis. Of course, I have had my my radar tuned to Francis's great drawing prowess from Gorilla Artfare. The drawing's I've been posting in comparison are...well, trash...But, they say that one man's trash.... thanks again. Larry

  4. April 11, 2008 -

    That portrait is spot on. Very nice. By the way I love drawing with a ballpoint on newsprint or doodle paper. There's something about the way the ink goes onto the paper.