Sean – A1 in size – charcoal, graphite, carbon and ink.

December 29th, 2009

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Here’s a recent drawing that I made of a friend of the son of a friend of my wife. It’s a portrait of Sean aged 17. He’s got quite an interesting face, I think a little like a young  Damon Albarn, although I know that Sean isn’t keen on that comparison , though he is into really great music for someone quite young, he’s certainly done his research. Anyway, I wanted to make a picture of somebody who was of an age / juncture that their life was at a certain crossroads so I used a background drawing New Street train station in Birmingham as a visual metaphor for this “crossroads”, an area which we were both familiar with. I juxtaposed this with the line drawing of Selfridges as an iconic symbol of Birmingham. It’s quite a serious loking portrait which I tend to go for and I think the lighting  / modelling on Sean’s face adds to the atmosphere.

 

 

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