A coloured drawing from a black and white photo of James Cagney done in a combination of Prisma and Faber Castell pencils on a cold press illustration board, 25×30cm.Done specifically for a t-shirt design.
james cagney portrait coloured pencils gary fernandez
I knew that was yours as soon as I saw it in the image thread. Love to watch his old movies. You have really captured the “Cagney Look”. Wonderful colored pencil piece.
Many thanks Kate, your comments are always so appreciated. I’m not sure if I got the hair colour right as its hard to tell from coloured black and white photos, it that makes sense.
uh-huh, I do, I do. I think his hair was a blondish-reddish color, so you are on target.
This is a great drawing……… You dirty rat
Thanks very much Andy, and yes he was the original tough guy of the silver screen.
Well done, Gary.
Your comment is very much appreciated Mike.
April 5, 2011
Like the OZ wizard.
Superb capture of this true Hollywood legend! Had to fave this. Stunning use of pcoloured pencils Gary, lovely facial tones and very well described hair. Such a powerful image! BRAVO!!
Thanks so much Spencer for that great comment.
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Gary, this is really splendid work. You really captured Cagney’s “inner fire.” He was one of my all-time favorites.
Thanks John for that great comment, and yes he was one of my all time favourites as well, he could ‘light up’ any portrayal.
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