Old man in his study

I think all of my favourite paintings and doodles are a combination of precision and accident. Although it would be difficult to find precision in this sketch, it was actually taken from an original photograph and not from my imagination. I do envy those artists who can draw directly without needing some kind of reference, such as a live model or photo, (I’m not one of them). But I digress, this one was taken from a photograph, of an elderly man, standing in a library and he had on an evening suit, but the rest is a deliberate distortion of the original image, with the accident being in the unpredictability of the water and paint.

About Mark Hodgson

Designer and creative professional based in Jutland, Denmark


  1. i like this one too.

  2. I really like your unique style, Mark and this one works so well!

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