Friday, May 22, 2009

"...save me, from this darkness..." *


the world does not need another Johnny Cash portrait, and sometimes, perhaps in the case of film and fans in recent years, it would be a more fitting tribute to pay no homage at all. Cash, like many of the great songwriters, left music that will speak for itself and last the test of time; in a way that artists (and certainly, sadly, illustrators) rarely ever come close to achieving.

i wanted to pay more homage to June Carter though, a member of the gifted Carter Family, and how if there are ever great women behind great men, she was his saving grace the whole time

thanks for looking
-peter

* subject quote from 'I See a Darkness', actually written by Will Oldham, but what a duet they made of it

8 comments:

Maryann said...

this is absolutely beautiful! i love it!!!

Murderous T Stabwell said...

l l l love it. he has got one brutal hand! excellent drawing as always, big guy

Chogrin said...

Quite a touching piece. I can relate to it a lot. Keep em' coming brother!

Amy. said...

Peter, this is a really nice piece. There's definitely love in it - the expressions are totally what they need to be and no more. There's so much warmth. Really great job, buddy.

Missin' ya at the Morrisville Zoo.

minder s. said...

Awesome, dude, I love the war of the worlds blood vessels from hell

Drew Falchetta said...

Beautifully amazing! Bravo!

BleedingEdges said...

This is awesome, It almost gives a feeling that she's his guardian angel. Which in a way was sorta true...

Daniel Fishel said...

Peter! This is pretty cool. I don't dude, Johnny Cash portraits don't get old to me and if its fitting why not do it. Its when you start doing illustrations of the Fonz, when I start to think doing it as an illustration seems dated or question why its being done other than for comic humour.

None the less, this is a great portrait of the two. I wish I knew how you did the background because its pretty dope.

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