Archives for category: portraits

ENO - Strange Light - Music For Films (1977)

Mr. Joyce

A portrait of one of my favorite people, in acrylic.

(c) 2013 A.Moir No Reproduction without permission of artist.

Uncle What's-His-Name

Another vintage relative, another chance to make up an name for him!

[ink on paper]

Image (c) 2013 A.Moir

Portrait: Ali Bin Hassan

Ali Bin Hassan was author Karen Blixen’s assistant. Blixen wrote Out of Africa after living in Kenya in the early 1900’s.

[ink on paper]

Sketchbook: More Big Game Hunting

“Larsili” [ink on paper]

As an illustrator, it’s a good idea to alway keep drawing, if even just for practice and learning new techniques. Lately my go-to book to draw from is the fantastic Taschen edition of Peter Beard’s “The End of the Game”. I’ve featured other drawings from this book here on my site.

It’s loaded with beautiful vintage photos and stories about early big game hunting in Africa. While I don’t necessarily have any aspirations to be a big game hunter, this book is still a fascinating read and a glimpse into another world & time.

This drawing is of a particularly talented tracker and Wa-Ndorobo-Masai gunbearer named Larsili, who was part of a game control team on the 172,000 acre Boran cattle estate of Lariak, in Laikipia.

This drawing was done with sepia ink, using a few different brushes.

Portrait: Daniel Bjorke of Lil' Trees Guitars

Daniel Bjorke is a Portland-based luthier that builds some fantastic instruments. Each guitar is meticulously constructed with just the right amount of funky retro vibe, great tones, and well-designed features. Check out his work online at Lil’ Trees Guitars.

All images (c) 2012 A.Moir

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Portrait: Mark E. Smith of The Fall

I don’t know what I could really say that would add to the legacy of this man’s music, he’s a legend, he’s been creating his deconstructed, abstract, almost absurdist take on Post-Punk for over 30 years and we’re all the better for it! May he never stop. I’ll probably draw him twenty more times here on this blog.

The Fall Online

All Images (c) 2012 A.Moir