There’s nothing like good company…
As promised in my previous post, I would like to introduce Charlie.
Like many of my recent sketch subjects, I met Charlie on Pinterest. At first, I didn’t realize he had a name at all, but, the more time I spent with him, a persona started to emerge or was I actually projecting my own hidden persona onto him. Who really knows.
Seriously though, the reference image I used for this sketch is the creation of Alex Vasin, an extremely talented 3d artist from Ukraine.
This sketch was created using 2H, HB, 6B pencils, and a Tombow Mono Zero eraser.
I wasn’t planning on bringing this subject up initially, however, I would appreciate your feedback. If you follow my blog you may have noticed that I have been going to Pinterest quite often lately for reference images. Nearly all of my sketches are a close copy of the reference image with very little deviation. I typically choose a reference image that is either a photograph or sculpture (digital or real). I do this so I am not making a direct copy of someone’s work in the same medium. I always do my best to give credit to the original artist whenever possible and never try to claim the work as an original of my own creation.
What I would like your opinions on is whether I am crossing or blurring the lines of any eithical boundaries. My sketches are only posted here and occasionally on Instagram. I sketch for my own pleasure, and never intend to profit from these sketches.
I would appreciate any thoughts you would like to share.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day – Mike