Charles Spencer Chaplin.

New portrait!

Charles Spencer Chaplin, the brilliant actor and director, circa 1918. Source was an original, promotional, silver gelatin (greyscale) photo print I recently acquired. Since there are very few colour pictures of him, I went from common knowledge and imagined the hues. Prismacolor pencils on 11×14″ Bristol board. Finished 04 February 2011.

It didn’t really turn out as well as I had hoped, but I just keep reminding myself that I drew this from a black & white photo…

Feeling: thoughtful thoughtful.