John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

My main man. I’m a big fan of John Steinbeck. I read Of Mice and Men a while ago and then Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, The Pearl and The Red Pony, and The Winter of Our Discontent. I’m slowly working my way through every book he’s ever written.

This is a bit of an experiment. I wanted to see how an illustration would turn out if I combined a two-tone drawing with an inked and painted background. Thoughts?

Steinbeck Ink Drawing

Salinas Valley, California


  • It works, but somehow the colors feel off. Perhaps the green of the hills doesn’t go with the blue shadows on Steinbeck’s face. Maybe the blue is a bit intense, or the light contrast on the face doesn’t match the lighting on the landscape. But nice drawings!

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