September 18, 2006

82: It's Hard Out Here For A Mobsta

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What with these topsy-turvy economic times, even the mobsters are struggling. Or not. I don't know. But this mafioso certainly is. Originally a fast doodle drawn while performing volunteer duty manning a hole-in-one hole at the company golf tournament, I spent time this past weekend dressing this don up to the version you see here. I was attempting to honour the weblike and sketch-heavy style of the Winnipeg Free Press's inhouse editorial cartoonist Dale Cummings who, rumour has it, creates many of his works primarily with ink and toothpicks. I didn't stretch so far as to duplicate that feat, sticking with the pens I know best and some help from the brush pen for the fatter lines.

Drawn for Illustration Friday's theme of change. You can click here for a more detailed look.

11 comments:

Geninne said...

Your linework is S P E C T A C U L A R !
Fab illo :-)

C. Bennett said...

great pint work really looks great

Malin H said...

Hey! That's a refreashing style you've got here! Such a nice illo
/M

Doug said...

well that was certainly a good use of your time! nice job!

Marion said...

Great style!

r.prat said...

amazing linework!

Anonymous said...

i'm echoing the others but your line work is so good! wonderful.

Jeope said...

Thanks, people! It certainly made the golf go down easier.

irisz said...

great lineworks!

carla said...

Excellent lines and ink...he's so wonderfully textured, and he's such a great character.

Ellen said...

Hah! I do the same thing every year for my partner's company. Except I LOVE golf! AND our course is one of the most beautiful on the upper East coast! www.baywoodgreens.com
Anyway, thanks for the reference to that other guy's art. I am still floundering with what to do with my pen and inks. Though toothpicks might be a bit much. Your work is fantastic as always! A pleasure to view, thanks for sharing!