Thursday, April 21, 2016

He Lived Above the Burger Place

Above the Burger Place, pencil.


8 comments:

jeff jordan said...

Looks like you got a hit off Paul Madonna. I bought those books when I read your post which included him. I'm not really into working in the wild, but he made me start thinking about it--both the quality of the drawing and the thoughts that emerged.

Picasso said something like "It's necessary to copy from others, but what a shame to copy yourself." I find myself getting little hits like that all the time, and sometimes it helps a lot to try somebody else on for a little while.

Nice drawing!

sketcher said...

Great drawing! Thank you. This is the type of work every artist should do. I hope it will inspire others to do the same.

Bob said...

It's amazing how adding some lines of text to a drawing changes the dynamic of it so much. I think that's a part of why a lot of people are so fascinated with comic books.

James Gurney said...

Jeff, I love Paul Madonna's sepia pictures in "All Over Coffee," but I didn't discover them until after I did this drawing. This one's from quite a few years ago.

Bob, as I was sketching this building, I was trying to imagine a character who lived anonymously in one of those apartments above retail, and I was thinking maybe he was about to win the lottery or invent a time travel device, or write a hit song that would change the world.

Thanks, Sketcher. I always try to remember to get the pencil out once in a while.

John Wright said...

You illustrators...always telling a story

Who was he,?where did he go? Why do i feel it was to a happier life?

Fabio Porta said...

Another awesome piece. It would be great to be able to find a copy of your sketching guide (the one co-written with Kinkade), too bad it's out of print!

nean12350 said...

Wonderful drawing. Full of character just like the character who lives there.

Charley Parker said...

Wonderful. Puts me in mind of Authur Guptill's crisp pencil drawings.