Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Junius Brutus Booth


Quick head study of Junius Brutus Booth, he was John Wilkes Booths' pappy. Apparently he wasn't a big fan of the guv'mint either and sent a threatening letter to then President Andrew Jackson back in the day.
Favorite line from the Wiki page:
"It was often difficult for his friends to tell whether he was drunk or crazy."

31 comments:

Jorge R. Gutierrez said...

Awesome Ryan!!!
I am a big fan of your mustached pieces :)

TURCIOS. said...

genial!!

Mimi Cortazar said...

It looks good,great :) ...Who is Junius?

Ramez said...

heheh thats a smart idea. Random a wikipedia page and draw the subject? I Gotta try it.

Bobby Chiu said...

awesome sketch Ryan! Hilarious quote as well

Dave said...

Nice drawing! I didn't really know about this guy till now.

Hans said...

Haha great quote!! and awesome sketch. Hope all is good up there in winterland.

-Hans

Alina Chau said...

Beautiful!! It has the feel of a vintage photo!! Wonderful!

ANTONIO said...

Wow Wow Wow!! Awesome!!

RAWLS said...

Nice work Ryan!! Great stuff my friend!

Heather said...

this is a quick head study!?! thats insanely incredible work Ryan!

Brijesh Rajput said...

Woooow Nice Work

Jason Seiler said...

Great sketch Ryan, really nice style! Nice and loose yet solid! It's cool to see you post this kind of work . . . . looking forward to seeing more! Oh, and I think Sean Penn could play this guy in a flick!

Ken Chandler said...

Who'da thought that such a nut would come from such good stock? Love the sketch.

Dominic Philibert said...

Very very nice Ryan!

Marco Bucci said...

nice one Ryan! I especially like the overall gradual value shift from his forehead to his chin area.

Leocartunista said...

Fantastic works....i love all.
greetings from Brazil.
Cheers!!!

Adam Ford said...

Man, I went to wikipedia and learned all about those guys. It is crazy how it is almost like having someone from Hollywood assassinate the president. Great piece by the way!

Adrian Lubbers said...

This is a great piece. Where do you come up with this stuff man?
Boothe I could see,....but his dad? Nice!

J said...

Excellent mixture of fine artwork and history.

He looks a lot like Pete Townsend.

Jose Darias said...

Nice Piece Ryan , i hope that you make it with colour.
.Congratulations anyway

Maxetormer said...

Great values and expression!!

alan Anderson said...

is there somewhere in SLC where some of you guys get together and draw that I may be welcome to? I'd love to rub shoulders with some of you and your "link" friends and get some good direction on my art. I'm a little older and work so college courses aren't what I'm looking for.
If you can offer any suggestions I'd appreciate it.
Thank you
Alan Anderson
www.havealandrawit.blogspot.com
alan@goodtogographics.com

murf said...

I'm not sure which is better; your great drawing or his name! Junius Brutus, wow.

Dave McClellan said...

I think you should illustrate a history book. Call it "Crazy People in the History of the United States"

woodjo said...

good as usual Ryan
Dad

nideep said...

Delicious Paintworks Ryan!!it inspires me!!

Luky said...

awesome!

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