Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Mountain Man Sketch
There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, 'It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!
Here's another sketch of an idea for a new portfolio piece. It was inspired by a limerick I read by Edward Lear, an English artist, illustrator, author, and poet, known for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form that he popularised. I could read them all day!
The illustration will have a little more scenery in the background (mountains, because he's a mountain man!) but it'll be more of a character study than a full illustration. I'm thinking about doing this one in charcoal so I can have some black and white drawings in my portfolio, but I might do a color version and a charcoal version if I really like it!
UPDATE: See the Final version here!