Sunday, May 03, 2009

ATTICUS FINCH
























This is a drawing of Atticus Finch from the fantastic novel 'To Kill A Mockingbird.' I was asked to contribute a drawing to the 'Hey Oscar Wilde! It's Clobberin' Time!' blog. I urge you all to check it out; it's brilliant. The blog has hundreds of fantastic pieces from nearly every great comic artist under the sun. Artists juch as Alex Toth, Bill Sienkiewicz, Joe Kubert, Jordi Bernet, etc. All the artists in question are asked to draw a literary character of their choice.

When asked, i had an auld think for myself and remembered how much i loved studying 'To Kill a Mockingbird' in school. Not only that, but we got to see the movie too, which i also loved. I drew this from my head pretty much. I looked up a photo of Gregory Peck as Atticus to remind myself of what he looked like, but then i went off and did the drawing. I wanted to draw it with Peck in mind, but without making it look just like him. In the end, it turned out just like him anyway!

This was a no-brainer for me, as i got to draw a character i really admired, and got to contribute to a collection with such esteemed talent. Thanks to Steven Gettis for asking me.

Dec.

10 comments:

Judy said...

I studied that book for my Junior Cert a million years ago. But I think that's a good image of him, the time frame it was set in, the shading etc. :)

Jinxreducing said...

Love it!

Kev said...

seriously the best thing i think you've done. certainly my fav piece, this is great declan, really out did yourself here man very cool

David said...

Very nicely done. It's tough drawing famous people.

Moondog said...

Very nice piece Dec. Had thought this was for the Micks blog, evidently not.

Declan Shalvey said...

Thanks lads!

Moondog, no, i have the Trek drawing for the Micks blog this week. I suppose i *could* have held onto it for the next week, but i just thought i'd put it up here instead.

charco said...

atticus has to be one of my favourite characters of all time, and you've got the persoanlity nailed. Great job.

Michael G Clark said...

That is ace. Must admit mockingbird is one of me fave stories, and that's a cracking rendering of the main chap.

Lots of real meat on those bones, actually makes my screen sag. Excellent.

nicedaydesigns said...

This is excellent, you can really see your love of the character in the drawing...well done

Bennessy said...

Gud stuff Dec this is great