Saturday, September 20, 2008

Flute player with frog

Sometimes, when I look back at some of my drawings from long ago, I wonder what I was thinking when I drew them. Case in point -- this illustration from 1976 of a Pan-like flute player serenading a cartoon frog.



I do remember that the inspiration for the guy with the flute was a photograph of a musician that I saw in some magazine. But the frog...? I have no idea. -- PL

10 comments:

/-\ [) @ (\/) said...

Were you a Bernie Wrightson fan during this period? I see some similarities in the way you handle your hatching. I although I suppose anyone thats proficient with pen and ink would do something of that sort, I just known Bernie at that time period.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..pretty cool also that the more dated work was kept protected in very good condition.

Gee.. cannot say that for all the work around here.

>v<

Sarah The Anime Librarian said...

Was it Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull that inspired this? (One of my favorite bands of all times). There is a wonderful quality of sort of an English fairy story here that makes me think of some of their music.

PL said...

" sarah the anime librarian said...
Was it Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull that inspired this? (One of my favorite bands of all times). There is a wonderful quality of sort of an English fairy story here that makes me think of some of their music."

It's possible, Sarah. I wish I could remember exactly where I found that photograph. -- PL

PL said...

" /-\ [) @ (\/) said...
Were you a Bernie Wrightson fan during this period? I see some similarities in the way you handle your hatching. I although I suppose anyone thats proficient with pen and ink would do something of that sort, I just known Bernie at that time period."

I was -- and still am -- a big fan of Bernie Wrightson's work. I feel lucky to own a couple of his originals. However, at that time, I was probably more enamored of the technique of Barry Smith, who drew some of those great early issues of "Conan" for Marvel. -- PL

/-\ [) @ (\/) said...

Woah, I really butchered the english language with my comment here, I must of been tired! Anyways thanks for answering my question! I too am a Wrightson fan, but my pen and ink work has been more influenced by others, particularly Joseph Clement Cole as of recently.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> Adam, where the hell is your work available for us to see ??

>v<

/-\ [) @ (\/) said...

~ tokka said...
-->> Adam, where the hell is your work available for us to see ??

Well most of it is kept to myself at the present moment, but the short answer is...November :-)

the long answer is, currently working on getting a site together, and (hopefully) a few things are in the works for the reasonably near future!

~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..well keep me posted, then.

>V<

Capital Chay said...

I'm sure that everyone that endured the 70's wonders what they were thinking back then. If they can remember the 70's. ;)