Friday, August 1, 2008

Straight at 'em, Mr Mowett

Here's a two year old mock portrait of my debonair brother as Captain Jack Aubrey. I don't think Alex has ever been serious about anything in his life so this picture suits him. The finished portrait was supposed to cover a fusebox in my studio, but it never made it past this stage.


And now I start my weekend early for mum's birthday... Happy Birthday Mom!

Have a great weekend!

14 comments:

Eric Orchard said...

Beautiful drawing, love every line.

Julia Denos said...

ditto eric! and i just can't get over the life in your drawings. there is a real "presence" in all of them, spirit.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Hi Eric, thanks!

Thanks so much Julia!

Joe Sutphin said...

man, the fact that you arent doing this full time blows me away! are you making any progres toward this as a profession? you are too good to just make blog entries!

Amy Sullivan said...

I agree with all thee above comments :) !
Happy Birthday to Your Mom!!!
She must be very proud of all her boys!
And, I am sure she is a lovely lady.
Amy

e.b. goodale said...

Hi Anthony,
Thanks for you comment on my blog! Your work is really beautiful. Your sketches are extremely solid. Good luck and keep in touch!

Emily

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Hey Joe! thanks a million! I'm making a little headway... I'll post some picture book news soon

Thanks Amy! I'll tell her! We all had a very nice weekend

Hi Emily! thanks for stopping by and for the compliment... I'll check back often

Manelle said...

This is a great drawing. I really like how you handled the fabric.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks Manelle!

Gin said...

Hi Anthony, I'm listening to the Master and Commander audiobook and I remembered that you had posted a beautiful drawing of a sea captain at one time. Imagine my surprise when I searched back on your blog and saw that it was of Captain Jack!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks Gin!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

I was reading the first book earlier this summer... I'm feeling like I want to watch the movie now :)

Gin said...

Did you ever do any more with that wonderful sketch?

Anthony VanArsdale said...

No I haven't done any more with it. I think my brother wants me to finish it though.