Neil Young portrait (2016)
A2 in size - Inks, pencils, magazine collage, coloured and patterned card.
Signed and numbered edition of 30.
Available as a high quality giclee print on matt-finish smooth rag paper.
Original cut and paste illustration also available to buy - email me at dunstancarter(at)gmail.com for info.
This portrait started with just a simple play on the great singer songwriter's surname and came together quite quickly after that. I like to think it's charm is it's simplicity and the nice idea of seeing a man in his later years looking at a portrait of himself as a young man. Neil Young is one of those rare musicians that's aged well. Of course he's had the odd duff album but the level of consistant excellence that arcs across his career is staggering. He's one of my all time favourites and this piece was a labour of love that came together quicker than I could have dared wish for. One of my favourite bits is the denim card I used for older Neil's jacket - I found doing older Neil's white penned hair strangely therapeutic and calming too (it's funny how that happens with drawing sometimes). You don't need to know my top five Neil Young albums but if you've got this far I'm going to splurge them at you in no particular order anyway - On The Beach, Tonight's The Night, After The Gold Rush, Harvest and Freedom.