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2010
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Pen & Ink

Nikola Tesla was arguably the greatest scientific mind in modern history, and one of the most eccentric. He created a myriad of inventions including radio, remote control, robotics, our entire alternating current system, the Tesla coil, and x-rays among a host of others, many of which he never got credit for. He also claimed to have invented flying saucers, methods for worldwide free wireless electricity, and something he called the “death ray”. Considering how well all of his other inventions worked, I see no reason to doubt these claims. Look him up, its utterly fascinating!

Comments

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 4 years ago

    I do not know where to begin to comment on this piece. First of all, Tesla was incredibly fascinating himself!! Wow…this is all pen and ink….INCREDIBLE!!! The details in it are unbelievable. Every time I look at it I see something that I missed the time before. Love all of the shading in it , too. Just STUNNING!!!

  • Thanks, I’m glad you like it so much. :)

    – Matt Ridgway

  • DawnCooke
    DawnCookeabout 4 years ago

    Wow! That is awesome. Great work.
    Dawn

  • Thanks!

    – Matt Ridgway

  • Lynnette Shelley
    Lynnette Shelleyabout 4 years ago

    awesome!!!!

  • Thanks!!!

    – Matt Ridgway

  • queenofcups
    queenofcupsabout 4 years ago

    Really interesting work, fascinating, :)

  • Thank you.

    – Matt Ridgway

  • Merlina Capalini
    Merlina Capaliniabout 4 years ago

  • Right on! Thank you!

    – Matt Ridgway

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMabout 4 years ago


    Congratulations! You’ve been featured in Finks of Inks!

  • Well, alright!

    – Matt Ridgway

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralabout 4 years ago

    What a spectacular and intricate tribute to an often overlooked genius. I read Cheney’s biography of Tesla years ago. He was so interesting, and quite obsessive compulsive.

  • Yeah, I was a bit obsessed with reading about him during the couple of weeks I was making this piece. They don’t make them like that anymore…
    Thanks for the compliments.

    – Matt Ridgway

  • virgosun
    virgosunabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful tribute to the man; Tesla truly broke boundaries. Congratulations!

  • Thank you!

    – Matt Ridgway

  • Esther Boshoff
    Esther Boshoffabout 4 years ago

    What a fantastice piece of work – composition, technique, and informative to boot! Well done!

  • Thank you! I’m glad you like it!

    – Matt Ridgway

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroabout 4 years ago

    YES!
    How fun & exciting!
    Loving all the detail!
    Very much gives the sense of “this is what’s going on in the mind”!
    GREAT job of using BW…the contrast is outstanding, & there is absolutely no loss of detail here!
    DEF a FAVE!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Matt Ridgway

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