'Nikola Tesla' portrait

Work Portfolio Piece, Not for sale
'Nikola Tesla' portrait

Nikola Tesla portrait (2014)

A4 in size - Inks, pencils, card and chalk.

This finished commission piece is part of a Four Scientists series. The first time I ever saw of a photo of Nikola Tesla my brain instantly thought of those old Victorian beach photos where men and women would be wearing huge full body length swimming costumes. I guess it's something to do with his moustache and hair style. I wanted to give a cheeky nod to where my brain first took me so I dressed him in one of those costumes, and then added light bulbs to the background and a small lightening bolt on his costume to reference his design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. If ever a man deserved lots of portraits it's this inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist and futurist.

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