Friday, August 5, 2011

IF: Imperfect

zdepski's illustration of singer Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse

We all fail in life from time to time. Some people seem to struggle with it a bit more openly than others. I like Amy's singing, but cringed at her lifestyle. I guess her struggles with imperfection are over. Hate to see anyone go out like that. Rest in Peace.

Sad to say that I got an anonymous comment that I was profiting from a death by doing this portrait. No, this isn't a commission, or being used in any article. It's just something from my sketchbook this week; a commentary on a tragedy. There is no profit in such a death, but we can learn from what has been a very, very public struggle with addiction, and also disgusting coverage of every inch of her downfall.

graphite and digital color - Intuos3 tablet in Photoshop


Lina-Paola said...

I definitely agree with you on that logic. Yes we all react to life one way or another, but I just feel that she was just sad when she was near the end. This is a real good depiction of her, I like the mood of the painting, it describes her. Keep on posting!!

Mardi Speth said...

Nice image and commentary, Paul.

Alex said...

to true... strong illustration man, as always I love your colouring, very cool

Indigene said...

I absolutely agree with you. She always made me sad, when I watched her...I never saw her being an old woman. Wonderful work!