Saturday, September 3, 2011

Masked


I drew this on August 20th 2011.  The inspiration behind this piece of art was simply draw into existence anything that should come forth.  This is the product.

Drawn with Sharpies.  In uploading the art I placed a mild black shadow as a border for the site.  Other than that the art is hand drawn.  Hope you like it.

Masked

Artist: Randy Sturridge

8 comments:

G E Shutt said...

Scary Jester!

Randy Sturridge said...

Sounds like a good classification to me...haha after I finished drawing it I had no idea what I could call it or how I could even describe it.

mcmarr said...

I was thinking something more tribal. The hands are interesting...maybe the accusing hands of an angry earth spirit.

Randy Sturridge said...

That is awesome..."accusing hands of an angry earth spirit."

When I was drawing he ended up wearing the mask to cover his face and overalls became the attire with one of the sides unhooked. Kind of Brutish...as you said, "accusing." I like the idea. Thanks for helping with the development of this piece...If anything else comes to mind do share. Once I develop his identity a tale must be told.

Fred said...

Randy, I'm sure you are well aware from visiting my blogs that I love artwork and although still getting the learning down, greatly enjoy it. I guess my love for art has always been there, as I've always loved taking it in. That all said this is remarkable in so many ways. First off Sharpie alone is a feat. The shading is superb, one of my favorite things when I look at a piece. And then the detail is amazing. Anyhow, really, really good job.

Randy Sturridge said...

I love sharpie...So vibrant and loud. Shading as you said is difficult generally but with sharpie attempting to place anything other than solid on solid is a task. I have found that is where it is beneficial to keep all the sharpies that begin to lose strength as they serve as wonderful mid-tones of a darker or lighter range. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the quality as I'm sure you know can be fleeting. Thanks for raisin my confidence in this new facet to be added...

Fred said...

Awesome idea!!! I always just toss em' away. Wow, resourcefulness I never considered, will do going forward, thanks for the tip

Randy Sturridge said...

Thats what I use to do...until I ended up with three black ones and I couldn't never remember which one was new of the three. When I incorrectly grabbed an older black one i realized that it was perfect. I also started buying a pack of metallic sharpie as they are great hard mid=towns that stand out and are generally more layed with a shadow effect as the metallic portion gives it a dark thickness.