John S. Dykes
May 2011
The Mod Quad
Here is a scene I worked up from various photos I have taken, along with a few previous creations added in. I enjoy working in this style - which is ink on paper - applied with anything from pens to brushes, then assembled by way of machines.

I have a lot of photo reference I have taken over the years. Many times, I put off starting a new work - most of which is acrylic on board - because of time constraints. A more traditional technique such as painting with acrylic seems to require a bigger time commitment each time I prepare to paint. The process of starting with ink on paper is more spontaneous and direct. And the various stages of creation tends to be a liberating rather than stifling process. I have more of these started and look forward to releasing them from captivity soon.

Recent Articles

People (16)

New Mix (7)

Various (12)

Zapko Mailer (7)

Graphic (18)

Sketchbook (3)

Cartoons (3)
Links to Articles
Dykes is teaching at TutorMill, an online mentoring site for students of illustration!