Some time ago, I was overcome with the urge to do Victorian etching-style pen portraits of animals wearing human clothes. The result is this: Phineas J. Hartley Esq. A somewhat ornery Scottish artist-gentleman who spends more of his free time tromping about the highlands than at the Edinburgh University anatomy school where he is at times paid to help record dissections.
He's been sitting in a pad of paper in a corner for about a year, but after a trip to the highlands recently (and seeing one of these deer in the wild for the first time) I was compelled to finish him.
Though you can't really tell from this image, it's quite a big drawing. For scale reference, and also a preliminary sketch, check after the jump.
|Preliminary Sketch - pencil in 5x7" sketchbook|
Maybe it's not SO incredibly huge. Darned if that's not a lot of cross-hatching, bit too big for my current desk.
|I have the comfiest of workspaces|
I even managed not to get any ink on my blankets. Go me.