This is from a publicity photograph for "To Have and Have Not", the only film of their's that I have seen so far.
I'm very pleased with how this turned out- I think it may possibly be my best to date, although it looks a bit better in real life- solid black never scans as well as it should.
I apologise for the watermarking. I wish I didn't have to do it, but I need to protect my work, just in case....
Materials: 0.5 lead #B mechanical pencil, 8B solid graphite pencil, kneadable eraser, plastic eraser, blending stumps, cotton buds, tissues
Size: a little under A3
Time Taken: probably about 20 hours
Enjoy! Comments and favs are most welcome.
Edit: A big generic 'thankyou' to everyone who s this or another of my pieces. It was a lovely surprise to receive a DD for this, and while I'll endeavor to answer all questions, I just haven't the time to respond to all favs. Homework, you know. So thankyou!
Daily DeviationGiven 2008-03-01
Thanks for the I'm glad you like it!
I sounded totally fake, didn't I?? Don't know where McCall came from, but I grew up watching Bacall, even in a Bugs Bunny cartoon!!
I just found your site and your work jumped out at me! Theres a song, forgot the title, but one of the lines is"...just like Bogey and McCall", and that says it! Your work could be noir photos, but they are your drawings. I will have to date myself,ha, but Mom and Dad were married in 1950, I was born not quite 2 years later. I can say, referring to a comment I read, by someone, the 50's was not scary. It was a time to hope and build, for progress and home. I truly think your works capture that. I love your Bogey and McCall. And, you need to protect your work these days. I would really like to be your watcher...Ill send a note too!
Absolutely, that is the name of the song..I 'bacall' now(I know, bad pun). Just wanted to say, I was in your beautifull country, years ago, during my Navy days. On leave, I was in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth..about 17 days all together. Great beer, wonderful people..if I could have stayed, I would have!...
It wasn't so much the beer and wine, but the 'flavor' of the country that I enjoyed soo much. I had steak, at a restaurant, in 'the Rocks', in Sydney, that you cooked yourself. I flew to Melbourne on Trans-Australian airlines, then, about a day or so later, I again flew TAA out to Perth, W.A. And all that time, I was surrounded by the most fascinating people, warm, friendly, happy and welcoming. That is what I loved about the country and the People Those 17 days was, literally the high-light of my entire life, May 1977! I am glad for a new friendship and I will look forward to a new friends works!!
Thanks for the s on this and "Fred Astaire" I'm glad you liked them!
p.s. cute avatar.