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267 - WALT EVANS (MADVLAD) - DAVE EDWARDS - COLOURED PENCILS & FINELINERS - 2009 by BLYTHART
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This is an homage to Madvlad, one of the most original artists on Redbubble.

I got out of my comfort zone to do a portrait for a change.

This is a labour of love, inasmuch as it is a tribute to my good friend Walt Evans, one of the most fascinating artists on Redbubble. I’ve known Walt since before we both joined Redbubble.

I used a selection of photos Walt gave me of himself and his art. I have his permission to do this portrait too, so no copyright has been breached.

The background is based on some of Walt’s designs with a lot of my own ideas thrown in for good measure.

I used coloured pencils and fineliner pens.

Here is a glimpse into the wonderful world of Madvlad:

And here is a link to his portfolio.

FEATURED BY FIRST THINGS GROUP – 2nd August 2009.

FEATURED BY JOURNAL JUNKIES – 10th December 2009

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coloured pencils, dave edwards, fineliners, walt evans, portrait, madvlad, blythart

I am a retired man who enjoys expressing himself in pencils and paints. I have had two solo exhibitions in my home town and I love Redbubble. I get as much pleasure from viewing the works of other artists as from creating my own.

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  • madvlad
    madvladalmost 5 years ago

    well done sir dave di blyth,it shows,what 75 years of? the slings and arrows of out raid just fortune can do to a man,s soul and mind,this is more then a compliment, it is a master piece of tin nas it tee of truth and dam great talent on sir daves part, thanks is pale to say,so?what then?have your wife give you a hug from this?lucky s.o.b , to know you hugz walt from his cell

  • Thanks Walt – you’re a good pal!

    – BLYTHART

  • Notice I gave you a trendy new hairstyle :)

    – BLYTHART

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 5 years ago

    Great job Dave- very noble air to the portrait- I love your background x

  • I made it as lifelike as I could, which is why it’s noble – just like Walt. The background is based on his designs, with a little of mine interspersed.

    – BLYTHART

  • Lynnette Shelley
    Lynnette Shelleyalmost 5 years ago

    Very cool Dave

  • Thanks Lynnette.

    – BLYTHART

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkeralmost 5 years ago

    wow dave..I’m sure he’ll be rapt ..from what I’ve seen in the photos it’s a pretty good likeness..so well done and so colourful!

  • He was really pleased, which pleased me, ‘cos he’s a nice chap.

    – BLYTHART

  • mikeloughlin
    mikeloughlinalmost 5 years ago

    Brilliant work,most original.

  • Have you seen any of Madvlad’s work – it’s really good … he has a style of his own, which I have attempted to use in parts of the background.

    – BLYTHART

  • andrea v
    andrea valmost 5 years ago

    That’s him alright. You’ve captured his skin tone too, which is an important factor. You’ve obviously put alot of work into this, shows your admiration for Walt. Walt should be chuffed.

  • Happily, Walt does seem to be chuffed.

    – BLYTHART

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 5 years ago

    terrific work Dave!!!

  • Many thanks Karin. After I drew the portrait, I spent a lot of time doing the background, with Walt watching me all the time from the sheet of card … it was almost like having him visit us :)

    – BLYTHART

  • John Dicandia  ( JinnDoW )
    John Dicandia ...almost 5 years ago

    Brilliant portrait Dave. Love how you filled the background with Walt’s creations!

  • Technically speaking – it’s my interpretation of Walt’s creations, as I wouldn’t copy anyone’s work directly, even though Walt would be too good-natured to object if I had. When you look through Walt’s portfolio (well worth a few visits) you’ll recognise the style I emulated.

    – BLYTHART

  • MelDavies
    MelDaviesalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning Dave, Good work, both of you.

  • A combination of two crazy old guys separated by a big puddle of water called the Atlantic Ocean :)

    – BLYTHART

  • Roy B Wilkins
    Roy B Wilkinsalmost 5 years ago

    interesting collaboration

  • Have you seen Walt’s portfolio yet? There’s a link to it in the description box.

    – BLYTHART

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