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Pencil Drawing, Man Leaning, With Lamppost, By Phil May | by mrwaterslide
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Pencil Drawing, Man Leaning, With Lamppost, By Phil May

Is he perhaps inebriated? And the lamppost is meant as a reference for his deviation from the upright?

 

As will become clear later, these drawings were working drawings, or sketches, intended for later use. In other words, I don't think Phil May was making the drawings to as a record of his surroundings. He was looking for characters that he could use to produce little vignettes. So in making the drawings, he had an agenda. I suppose that is always the case.

 

This drawing has a bit more polish than some of the earlier ones. I like especially the variations in pencil pressure that produce different tones and effects.

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Uploaded on February 19, 2011