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old fashion - original art by andy mcnally

Grandpa Joe loved listening to Lady GaGa on his old fashioned transistor radio.

The theme for Illustration Friday this week is “old-fashioned.” I originally had the concept of a dog or robot with a monocle, spats, and a walking cane. I wasn’t happy with the results for the first idea, so I just kept drawing. Eventually I created “Grandpa Joe,” and he insisted on being given the full illustration treatment. He also reminded me to respect my elders. One of the important things that I have to remind myself is to keep drawing and not force the illustration. It is always a good idea to keep exploring the concept and see what turns up. Even if you don’t use a sketch or drawing for the current project, it’s possible that it might be useful in the future.

10 Replies to “old fashioned”

  1. Thank you Libby. Great idea. Lady GaGa’s people said that Grandpa Joe could not borrow her meat suit, however.

  2. Thanks Doug. I did not intend to use “Grandpa Joe,” but something about him made it impossible for me to ignore. Sometimes characters insist on my attention. I’m a firm believer in keeping my pencil moving to further explore an idea or related idea.

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