|Kurt Cobain (inks on bristol / 2011)|
|Layne Staley (inks on bristol / 2008)|
My memories of hearing about the death of both of these icons will always break my heart. Two musicians who moved and spoke to an entire generation and turned a local sound into a world-wide phenomenon died young and without a friend close enough to stop their demise. Both bodies were discovered some time after their deaths (Cobain's three days and Staley's two weeks.) I'll leave the commentary once again today to Joebot over at Rock Star Martyr, who is borrowing my portrait of Layne Staley from my 2009 Cult of Personality series as well as this new portrait finished this week of Kurt Cobain.
Here's a couple of shots of the process of creating my Kurt Cobain portrait with the shotgun shell halo...