Sunday, June 22, 2008


last of the zoo inspiration. Decided to play with the last of the medium gray paper by working a white image. Just for play. Wasn't going to post but it is becoming a habit. This is a small piece. Letter size.

14 comments:

Breadwig said...

Pretty sweet. Glad you decided to post it. it's got a cold ghostly vibe going for me and it works.

dugbuddy said...

Thanks man. That cold gray paper is the stuff.

barb said...

Having just gone to the zoo, I love this piece. I love the roughness that evens out its grace and elegance. No churkendoose here, man. I agree on the ghostly thing...just a hint of it.

dugbuddy said...

Thanks barb. thanks heaps. just between you and me, i just got tired of doing the water and scribbled it out. that's why it is rougher than the swan. No deep meaning. just lazy. but don't tell nobody.

barb said...

LOVELY. That's so....Picasso of you. I used to do that too; scratch stuff out, but then my patients only got 10 tablets instead of 100 and they'd get PRE-TTY whiny so now I just shred paper into VERRRRY long strips. rrrrrriiiiiipppp. Don't YOU tell nobody neither!

Kevin Levell said...

Hey, lovely swan man... nicely handled too.

your reading list post was great by the way... How to draw comics the marvel way! - indispensable!!

dugbuddy said...

Kevin. thanks man. The reading list was a hoot to do. Like running back through the past.

BBrito said...

the whites and lights on the paper are so alive!!! and yet, so soft, like a fog! really great art!
b.

dugbuddy said...

Thanks Ms. B. It was a bit odd, working in reverse. building highlights and having the darks be built of the negative areas left from the paper. It is a good experience.

Jamie said...

Amazing stuff. I always found it easier to do white on gray or black paper than the other way around. I often just stuck with my white charcoal pencil and worked on black. This is wonderful though. I would say that the image has more of a storm sort of feel though. That the swan is being surrounded by wind or rain. It is really beautiful. Great job.

dugbuddy said...

Thanks Jamie,
yeah, it does look stormy. Not a bad thing though. Hope all is well with you and your bunch.
db

pamnjim2 said...

Very nice Doug. The swan looks so peaceful in a "Doug" kind of way. We really like your zoo drawings.

pamnjim2 said...

The swan looks so peaceful in a "Doug" kind of way. We just love all of you zoo drawings.

dugbuddy said...

Thanks P&J. Parental comments always have a soft spot. Love you.