Thursday, 23 April 2009

Bob Marley

P4231771 I've been planning this one for a while, ever since I hit on the idea of combining an abstract background with a pencil portrait. I wanted someone with dreadlocks and Bob Marley seemed the obvious choice. Then I found this fantastic black and white image of him singing with the dreadlocks flying. I just had to add colour.

I'm really pleased how it's turned out. I especially like the streaky effect on the hair but I'm debating whether there should be fewer to get the full thick dreadlock effect. I'm going to mull it over for a bit - I can always add more ink, but once it's on I can't reverse the process.

Whether it looks like him is difficult to gauge and most of the facial features are obscured by the hair!

1 comment:

Mя Đo™ јuŝт ғøя ғци said...

its not a big art, but the aider whit the background, no bad.
but the choice of BOB are very good, I like "buffalo soldiers" and all

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