Here's a Mark Twain I did a little while back for Humanities magazine. It was for an article about an infamous toast Twain gave at a dinner where drinks were flowing freely. Among the distinguished guests he insulted were, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Oliver Wendell Holmes.
YukoApril 22, 2010
All these beautiful Twains. Now I feel like I am the only one who didn't get Twain commissioned :-b Missed my steamboat!!
Victor JuhaszApril 22, 2010
A beaut. It's nice to see a portrait of Twain before the hair went white.
TBowerApril 23, 2010
So that's where all that restrained Ciardiello color goes,... it gets pent up and explodes every so often on one piece.
This one wears it nicely.
(Great expression on Emerson, he's definitely getting pissed.)
Daniel PelavinApril 23, 2010
What stunning color Joe!
Drew FriedmanApril 23, 2010
Jody HewgillApril 23, 2010
Nice portrait, and great colours.
I also love Emerson's expression.
john cuneoApril 23, 2010
Love the way you incorporate the background likenesses with such simple authority and how your writing always feels like a natural extension of the drawing.
Barry BlittApril 23, 2010
Fierce looking Twain, Joe; love it. Emerson appears to need to excuse himself and attend to his sideburns.
Robert SaundersApril 23, 2010
Another bloody great drawing, Joe. Crackers, what a wizard!
Don CokerJuly 27, 2010
Great stuff, Joe! You got to the core... again.
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