Category: Portrait

Evel Knievel – Daredevil, A True Superstar

This painting is loud and proud, just like the man himself! Evel embodied the late sixties in America: reckless, wild and innocent! He was crazy and calculated, the the hero of every boy at that time. There is a great book written about him by Leigh Montville called, Evel. I used two different images for…

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Lament of the Lizard King

Everyone’s favorite version of Jim Morrison is the young and wild poet from the first Doors album. Not me. I like the older Morrison. The bearded, bloated, drunk blues singer from the LA Woman album. That is the Jim Morrison I am painting. He is looking far off with weary eyes. Is he in deep…

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The Rise of the Italian Stallion

Rocky is one of the greatest boxing movies ever made! It was created by Sylvester Stallone and made him a superstar! I tried to capture the violence and chaos that happens in a boxing match, as well as emphasizing the destruction done to Rocky’s face from his opponent. His eyes are swollen shut, his jaw…

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The Coolness of Mr. Eastwood

Who is cooler than Clint Eastwood? Nobody. Nobody comes close. This image is from his classic, “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”.  He was cool as ice in that performance. The pencil started off rough, but it captured the attitude and pose I wanted. I never try for perfection in the pencil sketch, I…

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The Awakening of Travis Bickle

  One of my favorite movies is Taxi Driver. It’s amazing, and the main reason is the performance of Robert De Niro. This portrait is my attempt to pay homage to him and the movie. The title refers to the moment Travis realizes his mission and prepares himself to its undertaking. It is truly magic…

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