Friday, February 20, 2009

Instinct

This is a drawing that I did today based on a doodle from a few days ago. Illustration Friday has the topic of the day of "Instinct". Certainly instinct plays a critical role in skiing along with refelexes, coordination, judgement (or lack thereof for barrelling down a mountain on skis at bone breaking speeds at my age) and a Jedi like ability to control your fear. This self portrait was done in my usual style with Higgins India ink and a #1 American Painter brush.



Update: Watercolor coloring applied to reprint of original drawing.

9 comments:

Gail said...

Very good drawing, I would be very afraid to try that.

Diana Evans said...

wonderful work!!! my instincts are to stay in the chalet by the fire...lol

Gail said...

I just began trying digital art, I am using primitive measures, paint program on my computer. Nothing fancy it comes standard on most computers. I play to get a better program when I can afford it.

Gail said...

Excuse my typos, that is plan to get a better program, lol

Tim said...

I try to do everything organic. I am resisting digital art. To me, if there is not an original that I can hold in my hands, it's just not the same. That being said, the color version of this was done after scanning and reprinting the original so that I would not change it. After I scanned the color version I shredded it, keeping only the original B&W drawing. My friend, Michael Netzer creates all of his work digitally now, but worked as I do in the seventies with pencil and ink. Thank you both for the kind words.

Malachi Ward said...

Great gesture on the person. It really convey's the movement of skiing

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

I like the firm lines applied. The varied widths of the lines used.

Tim said...

Thanks all of you for the positive comments.

Malachi- I loved your spiderman.

Shyue Chou- The firm lines w/ varied widths are the hallmark of inking with a brush as opposed to a pen or marker. You really should try it out. I recommend a #1 ans #2 american painter. They really are hard to master, as I still have a ways to go, but I love the results.

The Webers said...

Nice work Tim!