Monday, June 27, 2016

Uncle He-Man

I was with my Uncle Rick at an Oddfellows meeting and when I looked at him it occurred to me that I see the family resemblance, which I had never noticed before. I always considered my Uncle Rick the superhero of the family. In fact, when I was a kid I used to call him "Uncle He-Man" after my Masters of the Universe toy.

I sketched this with my new Japanese adjustable red-black ink pen. I use the red for the underdrawing to get the forms down and blocking out the shapes. The red also gives the reflected light in the shadows a warm glow.  It took me about 30 minutes to finish this sketch.