Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Touch of Grey: Jerry Garcia In Memoriam

Inks on Bristol / 2011
On today's date in 1995, the world lost a legend in rock history with Jerry Garcia, long time front-man for The Grateful Dead.  This week I worked out the portrait you see here in memorial.  Joebot is gonna tackle Jerry's legacy today at Rock Star Martyr as part of our ongoing series delving into the Cult of the Dead Star and finding the light and darkness in each and every one of their stories.

Here's some process pictures I took while I was working on my psychedelic portrait...
My Initial Sketch in Pencil along side my reference photos

Linework
"For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part, the social part. The real part was the spiritual part."
-Jerry Garcia

"If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society, or whatever you need, whatever quality you need, real character, we would make an effort to really address the wrongs in this society, righteously."
-Jerry Garcia



"Death comes at you no matter what you do in this life, and to equate drugs with death is a facile comparison."  
-Jerry Garcia

5 comments:

  1. Really cool and trippy portraits Brandt. Jerry and his legacy has influenced me in ways that transcend normal emotions.

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  2. Thanks indiffer! I would agree wholeheartedly!

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  3. Fantastic! All your pages are fantastic. I love your artwork, share your idols and agree with your sentiments. Thanks for a great site.

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  4. Thanks for such an encouraging comment Parson!

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  5. WOW. Great work. Such a great portrait. I have to smile everytime I see it. I want a big print of this for my room. Hope thats ok with you

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