Ike Duckworth–Chapter 47

Chapter 47

So this is Christmas

“The most certain chances of liberation are born in what is most familiar.” –Raoul Vaneigem

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Ike Duckworth–Chapter 46

Chapter 46

Be it ever so humble

“Because no one can enjoy the experience he desires until he’s ready for it.”—Henry Miller

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Inspiration from Many Sources

2015-10 Mary Kirk and Manga Girl

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2015-11-2 from Frank Stockton 2015-11-30 from Moebius 2015-12-01 from Skottie Young Oz mini 2015-10-25 Lizella multi 1_0002 dk mini

With my focus lately on wrapping up the Duckworth revision, I’ve not been posting as many of my drawings, but of course I am still drawing every day. There have been the usual ups and downs: late in October I was doing a lot of work I enjoyed, but more recently I’ve been on a downturn. With writing sliding into the back seat for a few miles, I hope to focus more on drawing through the end of the year. To kick off a little more intensity, I decide to post the best of what I’ve been up to.

I’ve been looking to many sources for inspiration: Downton Abbey, Star Trek, manga, people I see around me, Drawing Tutorials Online (especially the work of June and Alex), and the work of Frank Stockton, Skottie Young and Moebius. There are rendered portraits, original characters in several styles, caracatures….just about anything that struck my fancy. I imagine the ideal would be to be very serious and focused, working through various exercises to gain definite skills and improve where I’m faulty, and I hope that day won’t be far off, but for now, what I want to do is have fun when I draw. And that’s what this work is, the fruit of fun.

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery; I hope so. I’m trying to learn and so I choose the inspiration I like the best.

(Media: markers, pencil and colored pencils)

Ike Duckworth–Chapter 45

Chapter 45

What Remains

“It was all over with him. Marius loved a woman. His fate was entering the unknown.” – Victor Hugo

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Ike Duckworth–Chapter 44

Chapter 44

The chameleon mirror

“I know now that any influence I may have upon the world will be the result of the example I set and not because of my words.” –Henry Miller

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Ike Duckworth–Chapter 43

Chapter 43

A Single Step

“Accidents will happen.”—George Colman

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Ike Duckworth–Chapter 42

Chapter 42

The secret is out

 Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.—Pablo Picasso

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Ike Duckworth–Chapter 41

Chapter 41

Bonis malisque, hi dies

A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.—Mao Zedong


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Ike Duckworth–Chapter 40

Chapter 40

The Return of the King

“The reconstruction of life, the rebuilding of the world: one and the same desire.”-Raoul Vaneigem

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Ike Duckworth–Chapter 39

Chapter 39

The Secret Satyrs

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.—Khalil Gibran

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