illustration

“Topple” Illustration

Illustration by Shan. Inspired by a combination of a Sisters trip to New York City in late 2010, as well as two events—the initial “twitter” uprisings in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt, and the Ohio fracking-induced earthquakes that both occurred in early 2011.

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Two Sisters and a Tavern finished

Inspired by a walk we took through town while exploring on a recent trip to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, on a Two Sisters sojourn to see The Felice Brothers (we now arrive toting Ady’s new camera and my sketchbook to document our trips together), this is the completed version of the drawing that I’ve been working on for the past several weeks. It’s a bit of a mash up of the architecture and building placement in town, so it is not geographically accurate. Nor did I see the ghost of Nomadi roaming the streets, but I did imagine it. The illustration started as a pencil drawing and moved to india ink pen for this final image.

Two Sisters and a Tavern

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I’ve been working on this drawing, the result of a recent outing (Ady takes her camera and I’ve begun taking my sketchbook) every day for almost a week now and have been posting it’s evolution to Twitter in real time, but wanted to document it more here. I’ve finally made the transition from pencil to india ink and the image above is where I stopped this evening.  The images below are some of my stopping points over the last several days.  I’ll continue to post these until the piece is finished. Plans are to have some gicleé prints made available when I finish.

Finished illustration