September 11, 2011

September 11 Done.…and a Giveaway!


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….


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.


JP said...

I was on the 10th hole playing the best round of golf I'd ever played on the most beautiful clear day immaginable! In a world without cell phones, we would have finished our round of golf.

Chel said...

I was waking up in NY when it happened :( We spent most of the morning making sure my uncle and my cousin (both of whom worked in the World Trade Center) were okay- they both had to WALK out of the city in order to get home.

Janet said...

I was living in Vallejo, CA. HB woke me up just as the second plane hit. Two days later we had to sign the final papers on the house we now live in and believe me both our hands were shaking as we did so....not knowing what the future would bring.

Stephanie said...

I was living in Vermont at the time and at home with my daughter. My husband came home from an errand and told me he heard on the radio that a plane went into the tower. I didn't comprehend what he meant. I thought he meant a plane went into the air traffic control tower. When he further explained, the horror of it all impacted me. I had family in NYC.

Kathryn said...

My husband and I were trying to board a plane in England to return from our honeymoon. Needless to say that didn't happen and our honeymoon was extended another week.

Kate said...

I was driving my daughter school when after the first plain hit. We heard it on the radio, it didn't quite register, I kept thinking they were talking about the previous bombing at the WTC. When I got to work the TV was on and we all watched horrified as the second plane hit and the buildings collapsed and so on.

deb said...

I was working at Lowe's Home Improvement Wharehouse as a price changer walking in the hardware department when i overheard people talking about it.

I think this is the first time that i like your sketch better before you outlined it with your Copic liner. All your other sketches i do think it was better outlined. But for some reason on this one it seems too stark. The black stands out as being too dark.......i don't know why???Thank you so much for the giveaway. Ablsolutely love your doodles! deb
adbt16 at suddenlink dot net

LaurieJay said...

My brother lives in NY and works a stone's throw away from the towers. At first here in FL we heard "There's a fire at the WTC." As things unfolded and it looked much more serious, I left work and told them I wouldn't return until I spoke with my brother on the phone to ascertain that he was OK. Miraculously, he was able to get a cell phone signal and called me early on to tell me that he was OK. Returning to work, not much work got done that day, as everyone was in shock.

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