Artwork & Words © Richard Ewing all rights reserved

Artwork & Words © Richard Ewing all rights reserved

Sunday, September 18, 2011

IF ...mesmerizing

The early 1940s brought us the first teen idol. ~~Frank Sinatra mesmerized the women at home and infuriated the men fighting overseas. Ol' Blue Eyes then embarked on a career that had as many rises and falls as his bi-polar personality had ups and downs.
Still he did it his way.
(one assumes)
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14 comments:

  1. Like so often in your work, I find myself mesmerized by the first sketch.

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  2. This is Awesome.. its really nice to see your prgression sketches :D

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  3. He must've been in a manic phase when you painted him :) This one cracks me up. Maybe it's that big smile. Cool take on Picasso too.

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  4. Wow! You've been batting 1,000 lately. The expression is beautiful - both yours and Frankie's. Your illo emmotes a good feeling. I love all the lines, especially that flop of wiled hair. I can't stop looking … I must be mesmerized!

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  5. Your style is very unique and wonderful.

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  6. Wow! That's quite the GAZE! I am totally mesmerized! Good pic for the topic and, as usual, so deftly drawn!!

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  7. His blue eyes were mesmerizing indeed.
    Great drawing, I would love to see one of Sammy Davis Jr. in your style :)

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  8. Fun spin on Frank & the prompt. I read a bio years ago that talked about his, um, impulsive side. Can totally imagine this expression in his mirror

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  9. The last time I drew Sammy was back in 2005 as part of a Rat Pack quadrocoil... so, yes, he's due.
    I'll put him on the short list.
    ~get the IF people to make the next word Bojangles and we're good to go!

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  10. Just the right amount of distortion and Frank's Zygomatic arch has echoes of a fast car. Well done!

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  11. Very clean, slick and mesmerizing. Your line work is beautiful. Great suggestion of the period with the hair and the gabardine (sp?) jacket. There is a lot of tension behind that forced smile, but there is a genuineness of character behind it as well...and I can't stop looking into those intense blue eyes.

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  12. Well I couldn't agree more. Ask my mom about Frank, and she'll tell you dozens of other things about him that you're not even asking! :)

    Love your take on him, Richard.

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  13. Looking a little manic there - and hard to look away from.

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