February 10, 2012

David Johnson - The Portrait King

I believe it was after he reached his 50th portrait in less than a month that David Johnson earned the title of "Portrait King" among us here in the office (and who knows, maybe one day in the world!). David has been whittling his way through authors, artists, actors, scholars, scientists, philosophers, and more to make over 75 portraits to date. Considering he only really started this project January 16 of this year and its only Feb 10th (only 26 days), thats about portraits a day. 


When I asked David about this, he said it started out as advice to his students that he in turn began to do. He also said that he is now reaching a point where he can make a nearly perfect portrait at the first shot. 


Well than, below is part of the massive collection of delicately drawn portraits; it's a smorgasbord of beards, mustaches, bushy eyebrows, wrinkles faces, and wispy hairs each noodling with personality. 


To keep updated, follow David on Facebook. Also, I am pretty sure he is open to suggestions. 





William Carlos Williams

Stedhal

Gustave Flaubert


Frank Baum

Joan Didion

Lewis Carroll

Eudora Welty

Goethe

Sir Walter Scott

Balzac




P G Wodehouse



Blake

J M Barrie

Edith Wharton




Katherine Anne Porter

Roald Dahl


Voltaire

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Samuel Beckett


Ralph W Emerson

Dumas

Tolkien

John Steinbeck

Lytton Strachey

Knut Hamsun

Woolf

Bulwer-Lytton

Arthur Conan Doyle

Trollope

R L Stevenson

Washington Irving

Borges

Longfellow

Matthew Arnold

Victor Hugo

Charles Dickens



Samuel Johnson

Kafka


Mary Renault

Byron

Pablo Neruda

Tolstoy

Flannery O'Connor

Karl May


Thomas Mann

Guy De Maupassant

Pushkin

Georgette Heyer 



Nancy Mitford 

James Joyce

1 comment:

  1. These portraits are awesome. Such gorgeous linework!

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