Artwork of your favorite personality, wife, husband, girl friend, boy friend AND ART FOR WHAT MOVES YOU!
I met Al, a gentleman-rancher
who lives near Mountainair, New
Mexico, while on my way to a photo
shoot. He was standing beside his
old beater pick-up truck (what did
you expect, It's New Mexico! ) I had
stopped to see if help was needed
and he said "Naw, I'm O K, just out
enjoying a little break" He was so
interesting and had the look of too
much wind-blown grit on his tough
old leathery face. We talked for a while and I ask him if he minded if I took a picture of him. "Hell, no, man! Hope yer camera's strong enough" "And, you promise to send me a copy?" "Sure will, Al. I'll do better' than that, I'll send you the drawing I'm going to make from the photo" Here's a copy of that drawing I did of Al. What a nice guy, a true gentleman and a genuine Cowboy!
The pen & ink technique I use is a form of "Pointillism" where I create form, shape & perspective by using tiny dots of ink; some close together, others far apart. When the little dots are tightly together a solid is black is created, further apart and grays begin to appear. I take pointillism a little further by using extreme fine lines the same way I use the dots. An original black & white pen & ink portrait starts at $ 125.00 for an 11" x 14" on 80 lb. vellum, ready to frame.
Jack Pumphrey Arts