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Pen and ink
I've always liked this, because it has a nice sense
of humor to it. As I recall, my college art professor didn't like it as
well as I did.
I did a Postscript version of a part of this for the
cover to my third tape of songs. I actually did these flowers several times,
sometimes with a bamboo pen, and others with a variety of nibs. The bamboo
version is interesting, but this was the cleanest, except for the unfortunately
varying line width (you can tell where I took a break and came back to
it later). This was done straight to pen and ink, without doing a pencil
sketch below it or anything.
think I did this guy in high school. At the time
I was on a real black-and-white kick, and did a lot of very flat pieces
that played with high contrast. My favorite ones of these, I can't find.
Go figure. But I found the dragon, and managed to scan him even though
the paper he's on has been mercilessly folded, spindled, and mutilated.
He was big enough that I had to trim the resolution down on him, and I
think I took it too far, but you can still kinda tell what he's supposed
to look like.
Another one of the high contrast pieces, this one was also done back in high school.
From the same period. This was part of a larger piece that I excerpted manually
by redoing just the detail. I have lost the original version of the excerpt, which
was better than this, I think, but here's a newly excerpted
version that is just done with a computer instead of by hand.