Tag Archive | pen and ink portraits

Pen and Ink Portraits of a Different Kind…

… and of a different era 🙂 Here are two illustrations that I did quite long ago (in 2003) and they belong to a genre called fantasy art. The one I loved best was that of a woman warrior. I had got it framed too, but some years ago, our office was robbed and the […]

Pet Portrait Commission: A Handsome Lhasa Apso.

Another portrait that I did for a Christmas gift was this handsome Lhasa Apso with a devil-may-care attitude. It was a challenge to get those eyes right, because they were often hidden behind his fur, but in the end I did get them right, and got an approval from Ike’s human dad, “Yep, that’s Ike!” […]

Artists and Writers who don’t deserve to be seen or read!

Recently, I’ve had a hard time coming to terms with the fact that some artists and writers have been criminals of the worst kind. Last year I came to terms with the reality of Enid Blyton’s unfortunate treatment of her daughters and her husband. I sometimes wonder why a person who was smart enough to write such good […]

A Pen and Ink Portrait from a Photograph.

First, the story. Quickly. This portrait is of an FB friend of mine and it was inspired by her avatar image (which you see as an inset in the following picture.) I love drawing people too and though this blog has so far not displayed many of my people-portraits, I have done many in the […]

The Bengal Tiger – Beautiful and Mighty

The Bengal Tiger – Beautiful and Mighty

  “For millions of years, on average, one species became extinct every century…. We are now heaving more than a thousand different species of animals and plants off the planet every year.” – Douglas Adams  Author of “Last Chance to See.” Portrait of Bengal Tiger   Bengal Tiger is the name the given to a species of tiger which […]

Portrait of a Horse and Poetry in Motion

Portrait of a Horse and Poetry in Motion

  “The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire.” – Sharon Ralls Lemon Portrait of a Horse Horses were first domesticated more than four thousand years ago. Except some in North America, almost everywhere else, the horses you find are […]

The Feline Mystique – A Young Cat with Hypnotic Eyes.

The Feline Mystique – A Young Cat with Hypnotic Eyes.

“Thou art the Great Cat, the avenger of the gods, and the judge of words, and the president of the sovereign chiefs and the governor of the holy Circle; thou art indeed the Great Cat.” – Inscription on the Royal Tombs at Thebes. Portrait of an adolescent short-haired tabby Cat Cats have always been considered […]