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Chris Cornell

$30.00$70.00

 

DETAILS:

Size: 12″ x 18″

Paper: high-quality 130# Sterling

Versions:
• $70 – hand signed (signature is hand-signed by artist)
• $30 – digitally signed (printed signature)

 

Original: SOLD

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The making of…

 

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.

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Yesterday, we lost rock legend (and Seattle native) @chriscornellofficial. As someone who was born in the 80’s, I was practically raised on Seattle grunge music. Bands like @Nirvana, @PearlJam and, of course, @Soundgarden were in heavy rotation on my Sony Walkman. So, needless to say, yesterday’s news was incredibly sad on many levels. If you’re familiar with Chris' music then you already know that he has a unique voice with incredible range, a fantastic writer, and an all-around great artist. So, from one artist to another, I thought it was important for me to honor this person who was such a big part of my childhood. I’m just getting starting on this drawing, but I really want to explore the concepts of depression, isolation, and the pursuit of happiness (I don’t know Chris personally, but I’ve read that had an ongoing battle with some of these demons). A person might have a smile on their face, but you never know the struggles - both internal and external - that they’re facing at any given moment. I really want to capture that notion of “seeing a man’s soul through his eyes” so I’ll definitely be putting a strong emphasis on his eyes as he stares back at the viewer. But ultimately I want to create a piece that truly honors Chris and the impact he has had on so many people. More to come as I progress through this piece. In the end, this tragedy is a stark reminder of the fragility of life, and we shouldn’t take any days for granted. I know I won’t. #seattle #music #chriscornell #rip @templeofthedog #soundgarden #audioslave #grunge #templeofthedog

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Final drawing: “Chris Cornell”. 13” x 22”. Pencil on paper. 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. PS - lots of people have been asking about prints. I will have a small amount of prints available. Check out KeeganHall.com for more details. #art #drawing #seattle @chriscornellofficial #music#chriscornell @soundgarden #audioslave #soundgarden #templeofthedog @templeofthedog @tonivasil1 @lilycornellsilver @esrailian

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Weight .02 lbs
Dimensions 18 × .01 × 12 in
Versions

Print (digitally-signed), Print (HAND-signed)

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