Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Duke Kahanamoku

Commissioned pencil portrait of celebrated Hawaiian surfer, Olympic swimmer, sheriff, and Hollywood character actor Duke Kahanamoku--


Darla said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. So creative! Everyone should click on the image to see it closer to really appreciate all the fine details like the wood grain in the surfboard and the waves in the background. Wonderful draftsmanship!

Jim Blanchard said...

Wow, thank you, Darla! I worked very hard on this one and I'm glad you appreciate the detail-- Pencil art takes me longer than pen & ink, even though I thought the opposite would be true--