Friday, January 12, 2007


Who is this? I remember sketching him a few years back on this scrap of canvasboard- I remember the reference is from a photo in some magazine- I forget which, I know he's a writer- who drank hard, and probably looked in his 80's when he was only in late 60's early 70's-- I just can't remember his name. I'm pretty far from my 80's- I fear what I will forget when I do get near.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am amazed at the amount of detail you managed to cram into such a tiny space. I can only imagine the brushes you used... and the patience this took.

Seriously. Wow.

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could it be Hunter Thompson? Hemmingway was another drinker, but he's way gone. I thought it looked like Hugh Heffner! It's a fantastic portrait, whoever it is. I asked my husband to look to see if he might know who it is. (My husband is a writer.)He's watching football...he'll get back to you!
What about Charles Bukowski?

8:03 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

great drawing!

5:16 AM  
Blogger neilornstein said...

I have no idea who this is but it is a wonderful piece.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

William S. Boroughs perhaps?

10:38 AM  
Blogger luisa brehm said...

ohhh Andy, this is truly amazing and powerful !!!
it touched me ....
well, may be Bukowski, they made a movie about him ???
lots of hugsssssss and happy sunday ;-)))))

5:31 PM  
Blogger AndyDoodler said...

Was meditative painting w/tiny brush. Thanks Josy!

Haha- does look like Hugh. Thanks Studio Lolo and to Mr. Lolo!

Thanks Michelle!

Thanks Neil!

Amy--- maybe you got it! - I looked up pics of him- but still not 100% sure- Anyway thanks!

Thanks Luisa- glad you like!
Yeah I heard about the movie- I keep meaning to see it.
Lots of hugggsss to you!

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love it. i love tiny paintings.

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't know who its is, but it's a cute portrait!

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, you do wonderful sketches, love this one! Nice loose quality to it. Excellent!

4:10 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Beautiful work, made all the more amazing because of the size, I can't believe the detail, I'm in awe.
Could it be Mickey Spillane, yes it could. I Googled Mickey Spillane recent photos-clicked on the site and it took me straight to his face, and your rendering is so on the money.
Really impressive work!

8:45 PM  
Blogger AndyDoodler said...

Oh- yeah- wow! I see what you mean-- Thanks Miri! but I'm still leaning towards William S. Burroughs. I looked him up, and there's a photo of him that's almost the same pose as this- except taken when he was a young man.

7:30 AM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

I went to a site, www Firehorse, yes, that's him, Mr. Burroughs. Even though you proved me wrong, I still think your rendering is amazing, ha.

11:53 AM  
Blogger AndyDoodler said...

You proved it Miri- Thanks!

1:01 PM  

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