More Seuss-ian Sketching
January 1, 2009

This one is for my cousin ... it's a long story, but I am now required by law to tease him about moose. So, in a search for Seuss images, I found Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose ... and to be honest, this fits Cuz #1 just perfectly for a multitude of reasons. After I was 3/4 done with the penciling on this particular piece, I decided that the style of shading Seuss used was not going to translate as well as I wanted in ink, so I left it pencils. I used my trusty Ohto Promecha .3 pencil from because I love the precision of a mechanical pencil when I first start a sketch. The strokes can get wide later after I've got the piece sketched out better. I also used a General's Layout extra black pencil in some of the darker areas and a Kimberly 3B for the lighter shading.

The bits of colour were added to better match the original 1948 cover. I used my Faber Castell Art Grip Aquarelle pencils. Yes, they're watercolour pencils and no I didn't use any of the watercolour features in this drawing - I just like the way the colour lays down with these.

Thidwick sketch in frame

I've really been enjoying these Seuss-ian sketches and as usual, I'm learning a great deal from mimicking a master.

Posted by Red Monkey at January 1, 2009 6:32 PM | Sketches | | StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble |


Lily said:

Wow, great rendition! Thanks for mentioning JetPens! ;)

January 2, 2009 3:27 PM


Dawn said:

Very nice!! Such imitation must provide a certain satisfaction :)

January 3, 2009 3:13 PM


PandoraWilde said:

Too cool! Looks like Jetpens would be a lot of fun for anyone!

January 4, 2009 9:29 PM
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