Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Illustration Friday- Portrait

This portrait of late INXS singer Michael Hutchence was drawn over half a lifetime ago, back in 1988 when I was 15. It was done as my Year 10 high school major work, using chalk pastels. The original hung in my high school's reception area until I left in 1990.

Originally you were supposed to see his hand wearing the bracelet, but after it didn't turn out so well, I followed the popular artist's mantra of 'When in doubt, black it out'.

5 Comments:

Blogger Tonia said...

I can't believe you were this good when you were only 15.

12:30 PM  
Blogger cinredseth said...

This drawing is amazing. I can't believe you did this when you were 15. Great details and use of colors. Amazing work.

12:09 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Amazing photo real illo!

1:50 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Tonia and cinredseth- Yeah 15, and I've kinda plateaued ever since. ;) Thanks guys.

Alina- Thankyou.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous practicecactus said...

You Truckin basket.
man, I can't even do anything that good now,at 23.

4:56 PM  

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