Here's another ball point pen drawing of Bogie from John Huston's The African Queen, which went on to score Humphrey Bogart an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1952.
This was a different type of character for Bogart - certainly not Film Noir and certainly not a gangster flick, this was more comedic with much more romance, which took me by surprise. I've only seen this one once and while I'm a fan of Bogart I'm not sure this one really blew me away. It could of course just be the style of film it is. I love Film Noir and I love crime, suspense, and mysteries however this one struck me as something of a romantic adventure story, which I guess personally is a harder sell. Though, in all honesty I have only seen it the one time and I've been meaning to go back and check it out again to test my initial impressions, which could have been thrown off by the non-noir elements that initially drew me to so many Bogart movies.
I will say the settings were excellent, the acting was great and opening scene with a bearded Bogart and his growling stomach is truly entertaining stuff. I'll keep an open mind, give it another go and let you know what I think.
Douglas E. Draper Jr. is an award-winning artist from Salisbury, Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and his work has been exhibited throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Annapolis, Baltimore and various other cities and galleries. His fine art and illustrative work can be seen from such publishers as Moonstone Books, Top Shelf, Desperado, IDW, and many others.
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