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Old Man

Randal was looking through some “pen and ink” art books and decided to try his hand sketching a man in one of the books. This sketch was done 20 to 25 years ago and probably took about 2-3 minutes to complete. That’s really the whole idea. Just do it – quick, sketchy, loose, free… and know when to stop! The original was done with a fountain type pen with sepia ink on white “trash” paper. For some reason this guy looks like G.K. Chesterton.

Old Man

Frank Thomas House, Oak Park, Illinois

Deb and I got married in 1980, and settled in Oak Park quite by chance. We really did not know much about the community and its history at the time. In those early years, we discovered the Frank Lloyd Wright connection and became fascinated by his designs. This is a pen and ink drawing I did of the Frank Thomas House still standing at 210 Forest Avenue.

Frank Thomas House, Oak Park, Illinois