Thursday, December 10, 2015

Serious Abe Lincoln/Silly Abe Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln has always been one of my favorite subjects to draw - mostly because his face is just such a unique and powerful combination of structures - but also because there's such a vast catalog of clear and wonderful photos of his face. Drawing from Lincoln's face is also such a treat because there are so many ways you can go with it - certainly more sober or more irreverent. Here are a few of my own sketches/paintings of Lincoln, starting with a couple of more "serious" takes and then a few sillier versions.
An Abe portrait, from a scanned pencil sketch, painted in Photoshop...
 
Abe and Mary (initially inspired by an image of Laurel & Hardy)... also a pencil sketch into Photoshop... followed by three completely silly Lincoln sketchbook incarnations...


1 comment:

Fred Pearson said...

Great rendering,greater subject.What did you think of Daniel Day Lewis in his role as Lincoln in"Lincoln"? I though his performance was (uncharacteristically) tepid; While Sally Field absolutely knocked it out of the ballpark with her performance as mournfully psychotic Mary Todd.