John Lennon and Paul McCartney Sketch

Growing up in the 60s, there was no one bigger than the Beatles in terms of the music scene.  From the minute they exploded into the consciousness of the American public on the Ed Sullivan show in America, they were the kings of rock and roll  and no one had more influence on culture and music than they did.  Only Elvis, before them, came anywhere near the type of following and hysteria that followed these mega stars.

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream.  A dream you dream together is reality”

~ John Lennon

 

Sketch of Keith Richards

One of my sons, Nate, is a big fan of Keith Richards.  So I decided to sketch him  so I could give the sketch to Nate.

Again, we come back to the understanding that the eyes are really one of the main factors in a successful portrait.  In this case, it was about making sure the outline around the eyes was very dark. Once I did that, the portrait snapped into place.