I wanted to get away from the portraits and do something a little different. I found this photo on the net and liked it right away. The copyright free reference photo by Highsmith, Carol M. can be found at the Library of Congress at this link: www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2010…
I changed the sign in front of the Model A and omitted a Route 66 sign on the store to make it a bit more local to Tucson. I also left out the TV antenna on the roof and changed the handicapped sign (designed by Susanne Koefoed in 1968) to avoid dating the picture. I left the neighborhood watch sign the same only because it wasn't really legible from that distance.
The drawing will be submitted to the jury of a charity art sale that will benefit a ranch in the Tucson area. Let's all cross our fingers.
If its a no, I'll keep it and hang it on the wall above my drawing table.
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Thanks man. Not the greatest capture of the drawing. I had it professionally photographed for any future prints. We'll see what the interest is there.
Been a fan of your work for some time. Brilliant stuff.
I see you also use graphite powder. Not easy but I prefer it for several reasons. Never tried the carbon powder...that's next.