Saturday, 25 January 2014

by Stephen Hayward

Nelson Mandela


This pen and ink technique uses tiny scribbles without any hard outlines to denote shape or edges. It is similar to the technique of stippling - using dots of ink to create shading - but instead of dots, I use scribbles. Loose, open scribbles in the lighter areas, and tight, closely packed scribbles to create the dark shades. Please full-resolution preview to check out the detail.

The original work is currently for sale.At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the Fine Art America secure checkout system. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about purchasing this original by clicking on the picture link below.

About Stephen:

Born in Durban, South Africa (McCord Zulu Hospital), in October, 1959, to American parents, Stephen spent most of his youth in South Africa and Swaziland (where his parents worked). Interested in art since a young boy, Stephen pursued drawing and painting through high school, matriculating (graduating) from Maritzburg College, Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, in 1978. He returned to the United States for the last time in November that year, and enrolled at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1980, taking a broad range of classes in many subjects, finally landing on Art Education.

After graduating from SAIC in 1986, now with a wife and a daughter (his first of two), Stephen became interested in the brand-new field of computer graphics and began working for a company located in Oak Brook, Illinois. Later he turned to teaching art in a Middle School in Wisconsin (where he and his family moved in 1990). Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, his position was eliminated and he turned to truck-driving in order to provide a good income for his family.

Now with his children safely out of school and on their own, Stephen has returned to his first love - making art - and a new drawing technique he affectionately calls 'Scribblism'.

South Africa

Lives In
Waukesha, WI - United States

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