TWO DRAWINGS OF CHARLES BUKOWSKI.
"The trouble with these people
is that their cities
have never been bombed
and their mothers have never been told
to shut up.”
—from “Trouble,” from the “Hostage” recording
San Pedro, 1980
I should say that many of these that I’m posting lately are over 2 months late, so they’re a little more finished than I would normally do because I feel bad and everyone who’s bought one has been very VERY patient and I’d like them to be pretty excited about their choice given the wait. I just mention this so when, one day in the future, you buy one and it doesn’t look like this, you don’t feel slighted. Listen, future you: you are still the best, and I love you. It’s not you, it’s me.
I’ve opened these up again for sale, though I’m still working on the last few from the last time. If you don’t mind waiting between 3 and 5 weeks to get yours, there are 10 available now, but probably not for very long.
AND SO IT GOES. A high school English teacher asked for two of these ten-dollar drawings, so I drew Kurt Vonnegut and Carl Sandburg. I need to find a gig drawing little portraits for magazines or something—it’s super fun and super easy.
One of the one-hour drawings I’ve been doing, available for purchasing by you right here. All the ones thus far are here. This one took a good bit longer than an hour, but it was for my bro Steven Gettis at Hey Oscar Wilde--he collects literary-themed pinups from cartoonists and illustrators. I put some extra mensch-minutes into it.
- slugspoon said:Hi Elio! i was just wondering where you got your brush that has a very realistic pencil-like texture you use for lines, or what settings it is and if you're willing to share
I rarely use digital brushes. The very realistic pencil is in fact, a very realistic pencil!
Many of the lines, textures, or painterly effects in...