Personal work done as a tribute to the shoutiest scot in the world.
Part of my ongoing Klaus Kinski project.
Short story, I received a box set of Kinski/Herzog films and after I’ve watched each one, I’ll do a sketch of Kinski.
The project started here..http://merkerwork.blogspot.com/2009/12/new-bits-and-pieces.html (with “Aguirre”)
Next stop: Fitzcarraldo
After the sad news of Harvey Pekars death last week, I did a drawing for Adam Cadwell’s Draw Harvey group on Flicker. You can see the rest here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1f440756@N24/?added=1
I tried to do something a little different, I presumed that there was going to be a fair few sketches and drawings done from photos of Harvey and as I was rootling around online looking for some reference, someone posted a link to one of his Letterman appearances. Look it up on YouTube, ‘cos it makes for such awkward, uncomfortable viewing, at several points it could go either way into amiable chatter or vicious onscreen mugging. Anyway, I waited for one of those moments when Harvey looked like he was going to chew Letterman’s nose off and bang!: quick screen grab, and off drawing I went.
I had such fun doing the Nosferatu drawing last week that I did this Harvey one using the same process, and I enjoyed that so much, I’m going to be doing something else in the same way soon.