Thirty-one years ago today John Lennon was tragically murdered in New York City after recently returning from a nearly four-year hiatus from music. I just finished up my portrait of the musician inspired my his music, his politics, his poetry and passion. The portrait will be featured today at Rock Star Martyr, where there will be an article about Lennon by Joebot as our collaborative series continues today memorializing the dearly departed legends of popular music. The year is almost over and our series brought to a close so I'll be looking for a gallery setting to display these works next year as we polish things up and prepare to format the entire series into a book format!
|inks on bristol / 2011|
Can you tell what imagery is influenced by which songs and facets of John's life?
Here are some process pictures from my initial sketch and a few of my favorite tracks which have touched me from the man himself...