Thursday, September 15, 2016

"Ari the Crafter" from Stasheff

Here's a character portrait from the Christopher Stasheff book I recently illustrated. This is "Ari the Crafter," the source of the magic singing rocks that overwhelm the fantasy planet of Gramarye. He's based on Jerry Garcia, and he hold Jerry's guitar, since that's how he puts the music into the rocks. He even is missing part of a finger on his right hand, just like Jerry. Long ago I was a Deadhead for a short while, and Stasheff's book brought back memories of those days.

Black ink and markers on illustration board, 6" x 9", September 2016.

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