Monday, January 08, 2007

John Wilkes Booth

I recently read a terrific book called Manhunt:The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer. They had some great old newspaper clips & wanted posters in there too. This one's an attempt to mimic that ol' timey style.

33 comments:

Anders said...

great job Ryan!! this is incredible!! looks old enough to me! ^^
and it's surprising and nice to see you drawing a quite "normal" character! ;-) I dig the hair, the look and the moustache you gave to him.. oh! sorry for my ignorance about your history but it's a real character! lol! you did him really well...
so Ryan, you're also a great portraitist...
great job, man!

skanes said...

ol' timey, indeed. very nice!

Joe said...

Nice! I would hang this on my wall.

Bobby Chiu said...

lookin great Ryan!

Kei Acedera said...

I think this looks absolutely fantastic Ryan!! Really nice effect.

LauraBraga said...

Hi Ryan....
As always great illustration!!!
you're color is incredible!!!

Keep up the good work!!

Laura:)

Mark Behm said...

Nice work. The "tone" of it has a really nice feel. How they always had that odd separation of light and dark. Nice textural effect, too.

Adam Ford said...

Love this Ryan I don't think I have ever seen you do something like this before. Great!!

David Malan said...

Very nicely painted You did a great job with the face but kept it relatively simple.

Augusto said...

Very very cool. Keep it up!

cdeboda said...

That's awesome man! I think you captured that look really well.

Mike Mac said...

holy shit you are talented!

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sarah said...

Really nice. I love how this is monochromatic in some ways, but still there are all these little subtle washes in there. Sweet.

Cedric said...

Terrific as always.

Do you use a Cintiq, a Wacom, or a pencil for your sketches?

Marv said...

Flawless, Ryan! I don't think you could have done this any better!

GhettoFab said...

you make it seem so effortless....
always a pleasure to see your work!

Wouter Tulp said...

You really captured that ol'timey style.
wonderful!

S.T. Lewis said...

This is amazing. If they ever trace some stuff back to me and a "wanted" poster becomes neccessary, I hope you're the one who paints it. You handled this one perfectly.

Dominic Bugatto said...

really nicely done. love the feel of it.

J. Nowland said...

Hey Ryan... this is great... I like the way you gave it some weather.... PEACE!
J

Dave said...

You nailed it, those eyes are really great!

Shawn Escott said...

NICE Ryan! Terrific rendering of this portrait. Very well done! I like the textures too!

Jose Darias said...

I like the far west , and the american history , but i like more you art Ryan , this one is wonderful dude!

jim bradshaw said...

Great stuff Ryan. I love the lighting. Your stuff is always inspiring. It looks like you have a great time on whatever you set your mind to do.

Heath said...

You definitely nailed that old timey feel, Ryan! Nice stache rendering too.

LDahl said...

Oh this is very tasty! I just saw a book on the same subject... it's question was "why did Lincoln have to be killed?" When I get some time, I want to read the book... we need more conspiracy theories:)))
Anyway this is a better illo than any in the book!

adrian said...

What would my new year be like without some new woodyart. COOL!

Richtoon said...

I am awe-struck by your ability to use such colours. Everything always works. How do you do it??

Mike.Gauss said...

very slick, i would also hang it on my wall ! beauty !

mojo design said...

I'm absolutely LOVING all of your work, man!

Instant fan,

Jose A.K.A. MOJO

Balkandude said...

I love it!

beaux said...

great work man, you inspire me - b