My Inspiration for Life Drawing & Portraiture came from both my studies at the Hampstead School of Art, and the exhibits of detailed and tonal drawings of Michelangelo.
Inspiration also comes from modern photographic portraits, from which I must be captured by candid and expressive emotions, a visual expression that I endeavour to portray in my own works.
An interest in motor racing has introduced me to examples of such portraits that can only be captured in a photographic instant. The portrait of Ayrton Senna displays an intensity and fearlessness just before a major race, which I chose to express in a detailed drawing to maximise the impact on the viewer.
Ayrton Senna born 21st March 1960 Brazil - Died 1st May 1994, Imola Italy.