Saturday, August 25, 2007

Sketches, Scratches and Wisdom

I sometimes make a lot of sketches and doodles when I'm trying to plot out an illustration. Once in a while I end up with a doodle that I am really pleased with. This quick little gestural sketch of Angelica is one of those:

And here's another picture from the Bethlehem Books series. Apparently, there's a legend that the painting known as The Black Madonna of Czestochowa was painted by St. Luke the Evangelist:

I guess in this illustration St. Luke is still thinking about how to get started on the painting...

Finally, if you're into wisdom, then you might enjoy Steak's latest tale of the Wise Old Master.

Until Next Time.


Anonymous said...

Ben: I LOVE these pictures. I can't wait to see more of them. I really think you should write and illustrate a Saint book. Most of the ones available out there are so lame and I just know that between your wonderful drawings and the collaboration of your's and Anna's wonderful way with words it would be just great....a best seller in the Catholic world!
I know you think I am horribly biased....but, really, it is the truth. Just try it!
Love, Your Mama

Anonymous said...

Ben, St. Luke looks like he's about to start cracking up. I actually started to laugh.

Anyway, nice work. And hello, Mrs. Hatke!