This is one of my favorite pieces that I’ve ever created – not only because of the technical execution and level of detail – but also because of the significance of the drawing and how the viewer is invited to experience it for themselves.
What do you see when viewing this drawing? There’s a person looking back at you… what is he thinking? Is he happy? Sad? Content? Troubled? Something else? You, as the viewer, get to derive your own interpretation.
But at the end of the day, this piece was really about honoring a rock legend. His music has impacted so many people – including myself – and I felt compelled to create something special in his honor.
Throughout the creation process I received many fantastic comments, DMs, and emails about this drawing, and several of them came from folks who were close friends with Chris. Without getting too specific, they mentioned that they were impressed with how the drawing was coming, and that Chris would have really liked it, too. That’s probably the best compliment that I could ever receive, and it definitely meant a lot to get feedback from people who knew him so closely.
Although Chris is no longer with us, his music will live on forever. RIP Chris Cornell.