As a wee girl with limited access to TV and only a couple of channels available when I did have the opportunity, I would consume whatever happened to be on. Often that meant showings of vintage movies and reruns of comedies from the silent era. As such, I developed a real love of the vaudeville, physical antics of actors like Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton. I don’t think I have ever drawn Buster Keaton so I decided to have a crack at depicting him in this grey section of my Rainbow Art Journal. I wanted to capture his deadpan expression and those large eyes that convey so much. While I normally fill the background with a disc or random shape, I chose to draw a very simplified house shape as a nod to Keaton’s famous stunt whereby the front of a house collapses on him. As a first ever attempt at drawing Buster Keaton, I am pretty happy with how this illustration turned out.
You really are getting good at “your”style
Thank you so much!
The eyes are perfect. And I also like the baggy pants which are the style of that time. So well observed and executed.
Thanks! As you know, portraiture isn’t my wheelhouse so I’m chuffed I captured a resemblance.
Oh, it’s wonderful! I spent my childhood watching black and white movies so I recognized him immediately.
Thank you! I’m so pleased you were able to recognize him.