Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"The Butcher"

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"The Butcher"
7 x 5 in
Ball Point Pen

This portrait is of our local butcher that I have been wanting to draw for quit some time now.  I stopped him one day and finally had the courage to ask him to pose for me, to my delight he agreed.  I enjoyed drawing this portrait for many reasons, one of which is that I know this person but at the same time I really don't know him that well.  To try to capture him through the drawing was a challenge in that aspect, but since seeing him so much at the store I feel like I got a good idea of his personality.  I wanted to keep the background blank to frame the portrait and have all the contrast in the center.  To say I enjoyed this drawing is an understatement I hope to do more of these in the near future.  Thanks for stopping by hope you enjoyed! 


Jeanette said...

Fabulous portrait! The detail in the face set off by the more graphic clothing and hat works so well. And that moustache - looks so real.

Excellent drawing Jonathan.

Judy P. said...

Great to see you on the blog again, Jonathan! What an amazing pen portrait- your value control is something to aspire to.
I still use the pen you gave me, but it doesn't work the same as yours- what's up with that?
Beautiful work, as always!

Karl said...

Great work, and in pen too ! You really really should do these more often but there again they sell less don't they unless done as a commission so can understand why you probably dont. Would love to see development pics too , like your paintings.
Well done,