JAMES DEAN  by John Dicandia  ( JinnDoW )

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“He ( James Dean ) is not our hero because he was perfect”, Warhol said, “but because he perfectly represented the damaged and beautiful soul of our time!”

In Ink/Marker 240×310

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ink, drawings, folklore, rebel, james dean, john dicandia, jimmy dean

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  • JuliaWright
    JuliaWrightover 5 years ago

    Great work

  • Daniel  Angeles
    Daniel Angelesover 5 years ago

    WOW, I love James Dean, and i love this, it has such emotion in his eyes and expression.
    He was a very emotional person and that makes it that much harder to make a good sketched portrait of him but you did it perfectly. Very Very good work.

  • Wow! Thank you Daniel. He is my idol. I probably know more about JD than JD himself. LOL!

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • LeighAth
    LeighAthabout 5 years ago

    Don’t forget to enter this or another one of your fabulous works into the My Movie Star Homage challenge!!

  • Thank you so much for the recommendation Leigh! Cheers to you :))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • REDREAMER
    REDREAMERabout 5 years ago

  • Thank you so much Wendy! You’ve made my week.:)))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • LeighAth
    LeighAthabout 5 years ago

    Congrats on your top 6 placement in My Movie Star Homage challenge. You have now been featured in Let’s Pay Homage !

  • Thank you so much Leigh! :))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Pip Gerard
    Pip Gerardabout 5 years ago

    great line work. And a perfect quote to accompany the portrait.(I’ve wrote down the quote in my journal cause I liked it that much). What Warhol said about Jim is exactly how I feel about John Lennon.

  • Thank you so much Pip. You obviously understand the impact of these two individuals on our collective psyches. Jimmy and John meant more to me than just your pedestrian pop idols. :))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • ArtPhotoCollide
    ArtPhotoCollideabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful and damaged he was…. great work =)

  • He was and he still is my idol! :)

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • gottheshot
    gottheshotalmost 5 years ago

    I could try for a million years and I wouldnt get anywhere near the likeness that you have achieved John. The ‘troubled youth’ look, the quiff of the hair, the shadows to bring out his facial features. Top notch – I must say !!

  • secretagentman7
    secretagentman7almost 5 years ago

    James Dean is my favorite actor . The assesment of Warhol on the matter is mistaken . Dean was great Rebel because he was an idealist, NOT because of any NONperfections .

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwualmost 5 years ago

    this is FABULOUS

  • Looks great in a black frame. Thank you Shanghaiwu. :)

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

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