Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Story Teller


pencil
8 x 8

A post or so ago I mentioned that ink, silverpoint and pencil were my favorite drawing media, so it occurred to me that maybe I should post a pencil drawing. So here's a pencil drawing.

This guy has a great face. It just cried out for a character study to be done. I took a few pictures of him one day while he was telling stories and making arrow heads (he's a flint knapper actually, but I liked the stories). We were sitting under a tree on a nice fall day having a fine time, and it never occurred to me that the bail of hay I was sitting on might be full of ticks. Well, it seems I took a few of them home with me along with the reference photos.

4 comments:

Lynn Macintyre said...

Beautiful drawing! you have really caught the expression.

Dave B said...

Thank you, and thanks for taking the time to comment. This guy really had a great face.

d00mg1rl said...

Great eye for details. The work on his beard must have taken forever to complete.

Dave B said...

As I remember, the beard wasn't that bad, but the shirt with that pattern was a challenge. Lots of contours to follow.