Here's another drawing of Humphrey Bogart. This shot is from the movie that moved Bogie from gangster films to Film Noir and really began the career he's most remembered by, HIGH SIERRA.
This is a great, great movie with a complex performance by Bogart. I may be wrong about it but I think this is the last movie he didn't receive top billing for. That went to Ida Lupino, his co-star who also delivers a great performance as a tough, but tender femme-fatale.
This sketch was done with a Bic "Soft Feel" ball point pen. These are probably my favorite pens of this kind. They're surprisingly versatile for drawing or sketching. You can sketch as light as a feather while still getting some deep, dark blacks. There's no erasing but on a positive note.. there's no erasing. They force you to pay attention and there's something nice about knowing once a mark is on the page it ain't coming off. Go pick some up and give them a chance.
Douglas E. Draper Jr. is an award-winning artist working out of Philadelphia. 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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