OK, these were all hand drawn. Inspired by a lot of pictures, a LOT of pictures.
The Wizard was inspired by Gandolf, Merlin, Getafix the Druid wizard, the wizards of The Unseen University, and some imagination. The original had no brim on his hat, and later I added one. The original design was rough sketched, over and over, until I got what I liked, then fine tuned on 1/4" graph paper. This was cut out, glued to plywood, cut and sanded to a final size, then a master made with it.
The cigar store Indian was done about the same. The face was originally inspired by a photo from about 1911 of a member of one of the North West tribes. Then about 11 changes made to the fact. Each part of the clothing and war bonnet came from photographs of actual historical pieces. Sketch, erase, sketch, erase. This one is about 2' tall, and am working on one that will be around 5' tall. Didn't use graph paper on this one, just laid it out by hand once I got a design I liked. That particular piece was given to my older son. Then found out he had stuck it in a shed. Made him get it out, and now it is on his porch beside his front door. But still can't get him to clean it up.
The International Company Logo eagle, that is over 20 years now, so not 100% sure just how that was made, but thinking also done by hand, from a photo of an antique off of a very old sailing ship.
The fairy was also hand drawn, then painted, for my granddaughter. This was a PITA, and unlikely anymore will be done.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
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Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.