Jon Henry’s Bass ACEO

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Hmmm. The scanner over-exposes it. The camera underexposes it and I can’t fix that in Photoshop… Hrm. Well, as is until I get brilliant and fix it–somehow!

Jon Henry is the bassist for Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys. I sketched this ACEO while waiting for the band to come onstage. (So maybe I should say “was”). Really terrific bluegrass and I highly recommend them—CDs and mp3s are still available I’m sure.

That’s a microphone stand in front and the bass appeared to be wired, though I was sitting in Row O so I couldn’t be totally sure.

 

a gift for the hostess

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What I did for sketchfest (instead of sleeping) http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/sketchfest/sketchfestart.php?id=6353

4B and 7B pencils on 65 lb Canson sketch paper. Paper is about 5.5" x 8.5 but the drawing doesn't fill it, more 5.5" x 5.5" roughly. I expect I'll upload copies elsewhere and make prints of one kind or another (possibly of a digitally-cleaned-up version…). These two amuse me.

“Not Far From Eldamar”

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Ink sketch of an Island (Micron pens on 60lb Caslon sketch paper).

Need more sky info…? There *could* be clouds of some sort… air currents hard to do in B&W like this? Ditto mist…. actually, I could lightly dot the background for mist… ( would be so proud of me if I did, no doubt!)

May print lightly on watercolor and tint that, which would clarify the sky. And be kind of nifty. This paper is probably too lightweight for tints unless I did colored pencil.

Hmm…

As always, your thoughts most very welcome!

“Longfingers”

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'Longfingers' ©2012 Kirsten Talmage
Longfingers ©2012 Kirsten Talmage

Inked drawing of some creatures from somewhere and/or somewhen else. Inspired (accidentally, compositionally) by a coloring book illustration from Torn World.

This is a digitally cleaned up version of the original illustration. There’s a matte version also (that is how I gave it to my friend for her birthday).

Visually, I wonder which version is better, and why… I don’t mean in terms of quality of the image file you see, but whether the cropped (by the matting) or uncropped one is better.

I also had in the back of my a head a book I had as a kid, After Man: A Zoology of the Future. I think these are marsupalian, with some raccoon-like and some lemur-like characteristics.

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