Lynyrd Skynyrd portrait (2016)
A2 in size - Inks, pencils, coloured card and magazine collage.
Signed and numbered edition of 20.
Available as a high quality giclee print on matt-finish smooth rag paper.
I started this portrait of the classic deep south American rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, just after finishing 'Iron Lady & The Trump' in late Autumn 2016. It's probably the most complex portrait I've done to date and it's one of my all time favourites. As you'd imagine, one of the biggest challenges was grouping all the band members together without gaps or mistakes - no mean feat when you're cutting and pasting everything (there must be about 30 separate pieces in this finished piece). I decided to go down the collaged hair route to add a bit of visual texture to the portrait, alongside some some denim patterned card, some wrapping paper and a bit of marbled card too. The portrait was a commission piece for an old friend's brother's birthday and I've heard he's suitably chuffed (Lynyrd Skynyrd are his all time favourite band). I'm going to embark on a few more full band portraits this year.
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