Gouache, coloured pencil and ball-point pen on newspaper.

I love all kind of music. But one thing that really irks me is the way self-appointed musos write off Presley as a mere overweight, jump-suited druggie who made a string of lousy films. Such people are almost wilfully ignorant of his early days and his impact and later influence. This piece was one of my attempts to redress the situation.

Hi folks! Trying to keep myself away from the PC so I can do more art! Grateful to everyone for your comments. Hope to upload some step-by-steps of some of my work.

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Comments

  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkerabout 4 years ago

    excellent work of art!!

  • Sheryl Unwin
    Sheryl Unwinabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic piece I love the transparancy of the colours onto the newpaper…wonderful work

  • salena
    salenaabout 4 years ago

    I really enjoy your gallery!!

  • Christopher  Raggatt
    Christopher R...about 4 years ago

    Has a raw feel to it, maybe like he used to be himself. Good picture.

  • Yes, I think few people today realise how raw and energetic he was in concert in those early days. Glad you like it.

    – Rik Ward

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    amazing work well done love this too !LIZ

  • Thank you so much, and to everyone for your comments.

    – Rik Ward

  • Bumchkin
    Bumchkinabout 4 years ago

    creative!! :D

  • Tom Golden
    Tom Goldenabout 4 years ago

    Yes, this is the great Elvis, as we knew him in the early Memphis Days. He was at his best. You have reminded us. Thanks Tom

  • Thank you Tom. Succinctly put. Just viewed your collages. Great colour, great composition. Best wishes, Rik

    – Rik Ward

  • Jo-anne Corteza
    Jo-anne Cortezaabout 4 years ago

    sooo creative of you Rik! awesome work!:)

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