You either hate Bob Dylan,
or you love him.
There is no in between.
i love him.
love his music,
love his poetry,
love his ability to reach so many hearts
with a song.
I don't really think much about the colors i choose.
Whatever feels right at the time.
In this case, 4 crayola crayons - plus black at the end.
For the dark shadows and thinner lines around the eyes,
I use wooden colored pencils.
you can see the difference in the eyes especially...
Maybe i made him look a little younger...
or more angry. :-)
The most important thing when doing something like this,
is to keep the hand loose,
to try to have fun,
to not be afraid to have extra lines,
and extra squiggles.
You can always apply color over them later.
Plus, the squiggles makes it more interesting,
don't you think?
If i'm gonna do a bob dylan portrait
that looks EXACTLY like the photo,
i may as well just have the photo.
It's not important to be precise and exact.
It's important to feel good when you're drawing.
It's important to trust yourself.
It's important to let your hand dance across the page
and color lightly in some places and darker in others
and feel the freedom of just scribbling colors
one over the other.
And if portraits aren't your thing, that's ok!
You can scribble an abstract, or a still life,
or a landscape...
it's all still beautiful,
and there's just such freedom in scribbling.
(and in music)