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! 

3 comments:

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,
Karl