John Cooper Clarke portrait (2014)
Part of 'Manchester Icons' series.
Original A3 in size - Inks, pencils, coloured card and magazine collage.
A3 prints available. Signed and numbered edition of 50.
Available as a high quality giclee print on matt-finish smooth rag paper.
One of my favourites from my Manchester Icons series, this John Cooper Clarke portrait has proved popular with quite a few folk I've shown it to and I've sold a few prints of it just by word of mouth. I'm particularly happy with the lenses on the glasses and the collaged shirt. I tried a slightly new technique on the famous poet's face too. I wanted to emphasise his angular, gaunt appearance so I layered card on the nose and cheek bones and I'm really happy with the end result - it's a technique I'll definitely return to. Some Salfordians may take umbridge with the fact I've included JCC under the guise of a 'Manchester' icon - truth be told 'Manchester & Salford Icons' is just a bit too wordy.