A Bacchanalia

The drawing I am posting about today is a true pen and ink, done as a full on black and white.

This is a style that I struggle with, but have always wanted to improve at (more than I was willing to work at it or I would have haha).

It also harkens back to my love of comic strips and especially the drawings of R Crumb whom I was trying really hard to channel while drawing this.

This drawing also dives head first into my exploration of old religions (a constant theme in my art), paganism, and everyone’s favorite, Pan.

It doesn’t matter if you call him Pan, Cernunnos, the Green Man, the Horned God, or Lord of the Wilds; he was of great importance to European culture before the Rise of Rome and then Christianity which of course destroyed and rooted out that culture like it has every other one it has encountered.

At any rate historical geopolitics and religious wars aside, Pan makes an interesting subject, especially when drawing in a woodland bacchanalia with a bunch of naked nymphs dancing around him.

Pans Dance

The original of this piece belongs to a dear friend of mine and is no for sale.

You can get a high quality print of this work at my etsy shop.

Pan’s Dance print in 5×7 or 8×10

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