Friday, March 6, 2009

Edgar Allan Poe

I was looking for a new subject to do some pen and ink work when I came across the famous Edgar Allan Poe daguerreotype (1848) on Splinter In Your Eye. It's a blog from British Columbia hosted by a photographer and an illustrator... some great stuff. I don't know why Poe was there -- most content is local scenery -- but it was my good fortune.

This cartoonish portrait was inspired by David Levine's work. My awful crow image reminded me that I need to take more care in my artwork instead of barreling through it like a race to the finish. "Poe" was an exercise in patience. I enjoyed working on it and I was pleased with the end result so I think I'll do some more of these.

4 comments:

Sheila said...

Poe is one of my favorites! Love this.

Jenne said...

Woah, we have to get you hired to do this kind of stuff for local museums. Nothing cartoonish about this at all. Your portait makes me want to read Poe. Seriously. You are like Chester Brown but well, kinda deeper...and I think CB is amazing.

John Andrews said...

thanks folks... i'm a big Poe fan as well. Chester Brown's stuff looks great! I'll have to check out some more of his work.

James Parker said...

John, you have a fabulous blog. As a result I have chosen you to receive the "Fabulous Blog Award" which you can pick up with the guidelines on my March 11 post. While you're there, visit my 5 part blog party of March 8 for some smiles and wows. I'll be back and scrutinize some more of your posts.

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