In my sketchbook was an ink drawing that had been on my mind for a long time . . . so finally decided recently to enlarge it on canvas. I used the old-fashioned grid technique, which involves transferring the image one square at a time, until the entire image is redrawn.
The first photo shows the brother of a student holding up a scan of the original image, and the larger image already drawn in on canvas.
The next photo shows my student Gianna holding the completed work:
If you look at the piece as white on black, you see white dancers, but . . . if you look at the piece as black on white, you see black dancers. They are interlocked. A bit of an optical illusion!
Then to download, right-click on the big button, and this MP3 file can be yours!
Note: When you right-click on this button you can select download to download the linked file to your computer and save this on your desktop. Use appropriate software to use this file for a ring tone.
If you have an iPhone, simply change the suffix to m4r and drop it into iTunes to make your ringtone.
It’s a very cool way to hear an incoming call!
Originally I took a photo of a tree through the sun roof of my car on a cloudy day. The leaves were falling fast, so outdoor painting wasn’t an option. I transferred the image to a much larger surface using the old-fashioned grid technique. This pencil drawing took about a week. Inking took even longer! But the result is a very large pen-and-ink, almost photographic (but not quite).
Here is a close-up. The original photograph had thousands of fine branches, so creative deletion was required!
25 X 30 inches, framed in dark wood, museum quality back and mat. Price available on request; go to the Contact page to send me a message.