Friday, August 15, 2008

Legendary Senior Rockers

In my recent Materials and Techniques classes I've covered the mixed-media process that several illustrators use, primarily C.F. Payne and Mark English. It's a great technique for caricature portraits, so for the past two quarters I've done demos of some familiar rock and roll folks who have lots of character in their faces and in their body language. Here are the first two in what I hope will be several pieces celebrating the Senior Citizens of Rock and Roll.

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Keith Richards
(scientists have claimed that the only living things capable of surviving a nuclear holocaust are cockroaches, rats, and this guy)

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Bob Dylan

12 comments:

Nathanael Lark said...

Wow these are really amazing. Excellent likeness, great work!

Rascallion said...

Wow, very nice work.

Graham McArthur said...

Nice work.

Matthew Sheean said...

These are awesome! You like Drew Struzan too? He's my favorite mixed media/realistic illustrator guy. Mainly because I like Indiana Jones a lot, so that factors into that.

Roberta said...

Amazing work... and indeed legendary!

COBOL said...

these are really great, very well done

joseph's art and stuff said...

love both of these, awesome work!

Jack Foster said...

Wow! these are literally fantastic! Great style and with feeling! Love 'em.

Katie Grace said...

haunting....great vibe...

Indigene said...

Great style and energy!

get zapped said...

Superb work! Great "old" rockers.

FRANK M HANSEN said...

Extremely nice work.