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07-25-2014, 04:10 PM
This is an 8x10 board of another smoker. I do not smoke nor am I trying to glorify smoking in any way. I love these images for their lighting and 'noir' feel to them.

This has been done mostly with a scalpel blade and some ink washes, plus the #113 nib.

I need to work a bit more on the fingers themselves to give them a little more depth and texture.

Thanks for looking in.


07-25-2014, 08:31 PM
Superb! I agree with you on loving them for the lighting and 'noir' look. They are a perfect subject for scratchboard.

07-25-2014, 09:05 PM
Excellent job, Hector! Your smokers are truly a work of art. *cough**cough*

I must say, though, when I was in high school, the sexiest guys were the smokers. I married one. He died of emphasema about 7 years ago (we were divorced for 30 years). I did get 2 great sons, but they too are smokers and even the threat of illness will not deter them. I find it really sad that they COULD shorten their lives like that knowing the DNA involved.

Saying that, there was a teen kid behind a store today sitting on the curb smoking. And I must say he was 'smokin' hot. But he will not stay that way unfortunately since it tends to quicken the aging process......

p.s. one does not have to smoke to create art of smokers, or drink wine to do a wine glass in art. It is only the final art that matters.

07-25-2014, 09:18 PM
Sande, Thank you.

Sue, nobody in my house smoked when I was growing up. I'm glad I never picked up that habit. I have smoked maybe 6 cigarettes in my entire life. I do enjoy wine, though. ;-)

07-25-2014, 11:07 PM
You do them well... whatever the history. Wonderful!

07-26-2014, 04:41 AM
I love your "smoker" pieces Hector. I think they are very artistic and I love the light.

Diana Lee
07-26-2014, 11:02 AM
Beautiful drama! Your tool work is wonderful!!!


07-26-2014, 11:22 AM
Beautiful work so far. I look forward to seeing this progress!

07-26-2014, 12:00 PM
The piece is gorgeous, full of atmosphere. You can almost hear the music.

07-27-2014, 07:28 PM
Hector, this series has, to me, always highlighted the aspects of this medium that most attracted me to it. Stark , edgy imagery with more than a touch of noir (the one quality completely missing from my work). I've never been shy about how your work strikes a chord within me, and this is another wonderful example.
I myself am 15 years without a cigarette after many years of 2+ packs daily. Hate the habit, but love the graphic quality it lends to subject matter.

07-28-2014, 08:53 PM
So goooood Hector.

Harry Seymour
07-29-2014, 06:08 AM
Magnificent as always Hector.

07-29-2014, 08:20 AM
Top Notch! You're one of my favorite SB Artist.... Work like this, is the reason why.

07-29-2014, 06:40 PM
WOW... so, so, so impressive Hector

07-30-2014, 10:04 AM
Hector - as always, you're my favorite and I really hope to meet you someday. Interesting conversation here. My intense emotional reactions to smoking actually glue me even more to the image. Poignant and sad. AND, I am blown away by the lighted tip of the cigarette. Spot on (sorry, addicted to puns. :))