I didn't get a chance to post the rest of my supporting character portraits from The Shining so I thought I'd get this show on the road again.
There's a lot of distinguishing characteristics of Barry Nelson's character, Stuart Ullman. He comes across as a very honest character. His subtle mannerisms, how he holds himself, his friendly smile, and I love how he fiddles with his fingers as he tells Jack the story of Mr. Grady. And of course that hair, gotta love the guy's poofy hair.
Like the previous drawings this is done on primed Rives BFK and is drawn with a graphite drafting pencil and woodless pencil. The papers' texture is actually rather rough so the graphite just sits on the surface almost like charcoal. You could almost blow it away with a strong exhale. But it gave the paint something to absorb so I liked that effect. Hope you enjoy.
Next up is probably the smallest and least recognizable character, but a fave of mine. Bill.
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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