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Old 03-03-2007, 10:33 AM   #1
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This will be my first posted image to SOG. It's an ink drawing on Claybord, @ 5x8". Her blouse was especially a challenge, mostly in patience.
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:11 PM   #2
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David, this reminds me a lot of the work of Gustave Dor
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Old 03-03-2007, 06:54 PM   #3
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Thank you for the comments, Enzie.

Value control in ink, as you may know, is not a simple matter, unless you're using washes, which I resorted to in some limited fashion here. Black lines are pretty much all on or off - it's easy to go darker, but lighter is a challenge. You mentioned Dor
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Old 03-04-2007, 07:45 PM   #4
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David,

Thanks for pointing these artists out, I was not familiar with their work.
I love illustrations regardless if they are in black and white or color. I really think illustrators don't get the type of recognition that is awarded to fine art artists. What a shame, there are so many highly talented people out there that have that special gift of a wonderful imagination.
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:56 PM   #5
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I can't imagine doing a portrait in ink. That blouse blows me away! Great work.

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Thank you, Christy.
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:53 AM   #7
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This has great visual impact, David. I love the way you have managed the line variations, with the patterns reinforcing the paleness of her face. You did a nice job being both subtle and graphic.

Your work made me go and reexamine Rockwell Kent, thanks for posting here!
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