View Full Version : Rodin's Detritus

01-23-2010, 10:46 AM
Unknowns to most people, Terry Pratchett's Detritus was Rodin's first choice for the thinker sculpture.

It didn't work out since Detritus kept complaining that 'All dem thinkin hurt muh hed'.


Note: The crotch is nicely in shadow for three reasons:
#1. If it was anatomically correct I'd have to put this up in After'9
#2. Having seen only photographs of the the original sculpture (which are usually from the sideview) I am unsure as to whether any detailing is required or not.
#3. Most importantly, I didn't even want to try and imagine what Troll genitalia would look like!

01-23-2010, 10:56 AM
I love pencil work and this is brilliant:):)

01-23-2010, 10:59 AM
thanks manna :)

01-23-2010, 11:04 AM
Loads of fun and a skillfulpiece of art as well. Nicely done and tastefully non-detailed in the nether regions...:p

On a side note, Pratchett is quite a character; I had the opportunity to meet him at WorldCon (a major science fiction/fantasy convention) in Boston several years ago (as I recall, he was Guest of Honor).

01-23-2010, 11:08 AM
Wow Jbyrjbyr, now I'm officially jealous! meeting Terry Pratchett sounds like a great opportunity! I really love his books.

Oh and thank you so much for the kind words :)

01-23-2010, 11:10 AM
Love it! Love Pratchett! I think that "Nation" is one of the best books I've read in a long, long time.

01-23-2010, 11:16 AM
Thanks Foxy :)
MY favorites are all the books starring the nightwatch.

01-23-2010, 11:17 AM
Thats great Flyashy, love it:)

01-23-2010, 11:20 AM
Thanks Coops :)

01-23-2010, 11:20 AM
Wow very nice:eek:

01-23-2010, 11:32 AM
Thanks Oriane :)

01-23-2010, 11:37 AM

01-23-2010, 12:32 PM
Another wacky character LOL, it looks awesome tho :)

01-23-2010, 04:03 PM
cool....but strange......

01-23-2010, 09:07 PM
He seems a little dumb to be really thinking to some fundamental concept :D, but Your drawing is superlative and Your cultural references always intriguing, dear Flyashy!

01-24-2010, 09:22 AM
In my opinion pencil drawing is an art form on its own ,and you are a master of it.....

01-26-2010, 07:50 PM
Thanks so much all :)

01-26-2010, 08:00 PM
Wow, this is great. Did you happen to use any of the crosshatching tools, or is this all straight up pencil work. Beautifully done. I like the different colored pencils. Haven't used much of the pencils, but you make me intrigued.

01-26-2010, 08:33 PM
thanks dave,
I used only one pencil at one setting. i somehow haven't managed to make the crosshatch tool behave the way I expect it to :) I saw some examples of people who used a dark and light color along with canvas to get three degrees of light & shade and wanted to try it out, although I ended up hatching almost across the entire figure instead of leaving gaps for the canvas to show thro as the mid gray value. (but I'd tried something like that in the previous post of Cohen the Barbarian). I got a little carried away with this one :)

01-27-2010, 04:18 AM
Great sketch, flyashy. I like his expression. :)

01-27-2010, 04:26 AM
Thanks so much Pai, glad you enjoyed it :)

01-27-2010, 05:14 AM
I like Detritus a lot, but I would have prefer to see sergeant Angua with those type of clothing :D (I do not remember if her name is the same in english ? )

01-28-2010, 09:12 PM
Hi Likoum,
thanks, yes, Sergent Angua would be the better choice! In fact I am working on one with her in all her 'natural glory'. Will put it up as soon as it is finished ;)