Monday, November 2, 2015

pete doherty

I did this drawing entirely using a #2 mechanical pencil. It was all I had with me when I began working on this because I was too impatient to buy better pencils and couldn't wait to get started.

 I found this picture somewhere online when I was going through a Pete Doherty/English music/art/literature phase. The shadows and details in the portrait inspired me to replicate the photo. I had my reservations about how this would turn out- drawing people, especially faces, is not my strong suit at all. But using a grid system to draw 1" x 1" squares at a time helped. It also helps that you can't really see the subject's face.

The quote at the bottom is taken from Death of Salesman. Although the work isn't English literature, I thought it fit well with the piece. I wrote it with my left hand because I felt like my girly handwriting (if written with my right hand), would ruin the seriousness and grit of the piece.

It reads: "Funny, you know? After all the highways, and the trains, and the appointments, and the years, you end up worth more dead than alive." "Willy, nobody's worth nothing dead".


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