Bowie Tribute

Obviously I felt compelled to combine my favorite photo of Bowie (by Terry O'Neill) and a portion of my favorite Bowie lyrics (Memory of a Free Festival) into an illustration with some necessary gold leaf thrown in for added measure.

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 "I received an email from him seven days ago. It was funny as always, and as surreal, looping through word games and allusions and all the usual stuff we did. It ended with this sentence: ‘Thank you for our good times, Brian. they will never rot.’

I realise now he was saying goodbye."

-Brian Eno on David Bowie 1/11/16

 

Animals x Bukowski (Explicit)

I've been wanting to practice creating animals in simple black line for a more illustrative effect than I'm used to.  So, understandably I thought to myself, "what better way to do it than to combine my favorite unsullied creatures with the sometimes depressing, sometimes crude, and most always offensive musings of Charles Bukowski?"

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Side note: While Bukowski may have been the world's most lugubrious misogynist, his novels Factotum, Ham on Rye, and Post Office remain three of my favorites. And his poetry far outweighs his prose -  if you haven't, I highly recommend checking some of it out, like this one, this one, and this one.