From The Sketch Book

October 2, 2008

Tombstone Art

Filed under: Uncategorized — scottnelson @ 7:10 pm

Although I consider myself to be a humor artist,  there have been many times in my career that I’ve illustrated scenes depicting people or pets that have passed on. Nothing humorous about those pieces.

  I’d recently done portraits of some of my own family members, and it’s not work I ever want to do again.   That said– I was actually very happy to illustrate a scene for a customer a year or two ago that was to be placed on her husband’s grave.  (See picture on the right.)  The widow brought in dozens and dozens of pictures and eventually commissioned me to  draw their 6 vintage cars, the car’s trophies, a dog, a house, a flower bed, a wishing well and the couple hugging each other.    She recently sent me a photo of the end result and I’m just blown away by the overall quality of the final image on the tombstone.  I’m very thankful, honored and HAPPY that this customer hired me to do her SAD art.  I can only hope that her husband likes it.

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