R.I.P. Michael Jackson
August 29, 1958(1958-08-29)
Graphite Pencil on full chart
Sketch time : 6 days
Status : AVAILABLE
"his face was an art in itself" as i would like to call this sketch. And here,I wanted to show the progress I made in sketching MJ.
… about MJ the image, which we know something about, not Michael Jackson the person, about whom we know nothing.
MJ belongs in a long and inclusive tradition of great artistic personae, a tradition that spans all of the fine arts, and all of history. When you first hear names like Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Andy Warhol, Werner Herzog, Salvador Dali, Walt Whitman, Lord Byron, Allen Ginsberg, Hunter S. Thompson,Woody Allen . . . you’re probably more likely to think first of the persona and only later to think of the work. For many artists, their Life is their greatest Work. It’s the Life that provides the inspiration to later generations, shapes our conception of personality and what is and isn’t possible in our own Life.
The hairs were made using the edges of rubber.
Compare the image with the one on the top.
I enjoyed sketching this.. If you can observe,you can well find that there is no line as such fixed to describe the nose or mouth or mike or the hands.It is the effective use of shading.Its more of shading than to call it a sketching.
A closer look at details...
And here's the finished portraiture.
"his face was an art in itself"
This pencil Sketch is a tribute to the legend.
Michael Joseph Jackson
August 29, 1958