Marlon Brando Art – Pencil Drawing
Marlon Brando art appeared all over the internet in the early to mid-noughties. The worldwide web seemed to become awash with photoshopped Marlon Brando art, particularly Godfather based.
Although I am a huge fan of genuine celebrity culture (classic, deserved talented people, not todays famous for being famous types), there is some “art” which I think is just jumping on the bandwagon. Even in the earlier days of my painting career, I tried to bring something different to images which were hugely familiar.
Tackling some Marlon Brando artwork now, could have been tricky. I wanted to stay away from cliche and this artwork is created in graphite and chrcoal.I have been experinenting with methods of applying marks to the paper and much of this drawing is made up from cross-hatched strokes. Working in this way has been at times relaxing and at other times quite relaxing and therapeutic. Creating artwork in this way is very different from painting and at the moment, I am completely absorbed in creating new pencil and charcoal drawings, regardless of the subject matter.
Brando was a fascinating character. I have always found him so ( I even had a Westie dog called Brando!). I love this image of Brando. It’s easy to remember the unhappy hugely overweight man in his later years and for get his energy and uniqueness when he was young. This Marlon Brando Art is a homage to his youth.
Graphite & Charcoal on A3 size Cartridge paper.
Original Drawing For Sale