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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Neil Young: The Best of Three Sketches...

I did a bunch of sketches with a razor point pen that had it's nib cut diagonally with an x-acto knife to get a variety of line thickness.  I was always enamored with illustrator, Baron Storey's pen and ink style. This sketch reminds me of Baron's Time magazine cover portrait of Howard Hughes.

I used this sketch as one example of my pen style for a possible job. Seems lately, whenever I apply for an illustration job, I have to either find folders of art that pertain to the job posts or I have to draw something new... on spec! I sort of did a combination of the young Young and the today's Young. Won't show you the other two failed attempts, ha!