Beatles for President

7:38 AM

Recently my friend Laura sent me a link to this drawing, sold here on etsy:
I wish I drew this. I love it.
Not only because it's drawn in such awesome cartoony style, but because I love the presidents.
As a kid I loved presidential trivia and memorizing their order. I love how each of them are drawn here with such simple lines and face shapes. I tend to over-do my drawings sometimes, continually drawing more and more until the doodles are covered in cross-hatched lines and shading. So naturally when I saw these presidents drawn out, I wanted to try to copy that drawing style. And since drawing portraits is pretty difficult for me, I wanted to start with some pretty recognizable faces. I went to my old standby - the Beatles. It's meant to be George, John, Paul, and Ringo from left to right, although I think they all need some work. John's probably the easiest to pick out, but that's practically cheating because he's the only one with glasses. Regardless of the outcome, it was a fun exercise trying to copy the style from the drawing above. I like that it pushed me to try something new.

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13 comments

  1. Annie! I love this! I think they turned out so great! And the ties are real cool.

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  2. Nice blog and nice drawings. I just searhing for some Beatles art and find your blog and I like it :)

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  3. I tried re-drawing the first one, can you tell me who that memeber is?

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