290 - WILLIAM BLAKE - DAVE EDWARDS - MIXED MEDIA - 2010 by BLYTHART
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I decided to do a black and white pen drawing of William Blake, the English artist and as the work was drawing (excuse pun) to a close I made the decision to use watercolour pencils for the right side of the picture, as it seemed appropriate when depicting a watercolour artist.

For the portrait itself I used fineliner pens and a Sharpie pen. The picture is 9″ × 13″.

This is not the first time I been inspired by Blake, as you can see from the two pictures below:

In the Old testament, while boasting over his achievements, Nebuchadrezzar was humbled by God. The king lost his sanity and lived in the wild like an animal for seven years (by some considered as an attack of the madness called clinical boanthropy or alternately porphyria). After this, his sanity and position were restored.

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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  • LadyE
    LadyEalmost 5 years ago

    Wow Dave, this is brilliant,I love the contrast of using the pens with the water colour pencils, thats a fascinating picture of the naked man that you have drawn in pen, the detail is amazing. I hate to say it but I have never seen the works of William Blake, I must research him on the net. hugs! Elle x

  • Thanks. Your comment about the naked man made me realise I hadn’t added any description – I shall do that now – here it is – In the Old Testament, while boasting over his achievements, Nebuchadrezzar was humbled by God. The king lost his sanity and lived in the wild like an animal for seven years (by some considered as an attack of the madness called clinical boanthropy or alternately porphyria). After this, his sanity and position were restored.

    – BLYTHART

  • LadyE
    LadyEalmost 5 years ago

    Just had a look at his works and I am blown away by it all, its just so fascinating, the one I like is Jacobs Ladder, I am going to see if I can sketch some of the figures. Thanks for introducing me to this great artist. hugs Elle x

  • I’d forgotten that as you aren’t English you may not have heard of him. He is considered to be one of the greatest visionary artists England has produced. He also wrote poetry and philosophy.

    – BLYTHART

  • madvlad
    madvladalmost 5 years ago

    he was quite a package of mixed talents an at time out gage ness.ness ness,good likenessss too

  • Thanks Walt.

    – BLYTHART

  • LadyE
    LadyEalmost 5 years ago

    I am English and have heard of him but I ashamed to admit I have never seen his paintings or read any of his Poetry which I shall quickly put right by reading up on him. My husband and I are just enjoying a life of retirement in Spain! thanks again

  • When you thanked me for “introducing” you to the artist I assumed you had not heard of him – sorry about that.

    – BLYTHART

  • Andre  Furlan
    Andre Furlanalmost 5 years ago

    FANTASTIC !!!! ;-)

  • LadyE
    LadyEalmost 5 years ago

    I have not read up on the works of many artists, I have just one favorite really and that is Salvadore Dali, so I am grateful to you for you showing me what I am missing..thanks!

  • GEORGE SANDERSON
    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 5 years ago

    Superb, Dave !!!
    Blake was certainly a visionary, though some considered him quite mad. i think today he would be described as bi- polar !!!

  • Thanks George. Maybe he was like Spike Milligan – another one who was bi-polar.

    – BLYTHART

  • Patricia L. Ballard
    Patricia L. Ba...almost 5 years ago

    This is astounding! The concept and the contrast between the two halves of the image. I just love this.

  • Thanks Patricia … I appreciate your support.

    – BLYTHART

  • Patricia Howitt
    Patricia Howittalmost 5 years ago

    This is a great tribute – I am sure Blake would be pleased. Love your other 2 works inspired by him especially – great work!

  • Thanks for your coment Patricia.

    – BLYTHART

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 5 years ago

    Super work Dave …

  • Thank you Tom.

    – BLYTHART

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