September 11, 2011
Photo credit by Thomas Franklin
Well, as you remember from my last post….I had to get rid of the head. This is now my 3rd attempt at drawing this fireman’s face. What bugs me is, my first sketch captured the expression the best. Ahh well, what can you do?
Other than that face…..I enjoyed sketching this guy.
I can’t remember how many attempts I made at the stripes for this flag. Finally, someone much smarter than me suggested that I use a ruler and evenly disperse the lines. Now….why didn’t I think of that?
And speaking of the flag….if you go to the link above about Thomas Franklin they talk about the flag there. That it was taken from a yacht docked on the Hudson River. There was a flag signed by Giuliani and Pataki which has been displayed at Yankee Stadium and NY City Hall. However, when the owner of the yacht saw the dimensions of the flag, she realized it is NOT the same flag that was hung by these fireman and she (Shirley Dreifus) has started a website in an effort to get the flag back. Wow, interesting!
Here’s the finished sketch without the aid of my gray 0.05 Copic multiliner.
Much better once outlined. I think I’m getting used to that tool too. If my hand is soft then the ink doesn’t go down so strong. Does that make sense? And yeah, to state the obvious that troublesome Fireman #1 looks like he’s leaning back too far….yeah…yeah….
OKAY…..NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!
Hard to make something good come out of this but I’ll try. All you have to do is leave a comment that tells us what you were doing on 9/11/01. Simple as that. I’ll draw one name and the winner will receive my latest Doodle Directory Complete Set. That’s 50 prints of 6 designs per print. Only open to US residents.
Leave your comment by September 20 midnight. I’ll pick the winner on the 21st.
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