David vs. Michael

Last Christmas I decided to make my mother a St. Michael piece. I’d make a drawing and layer that into a mixed media collage. Only one problem… who do you book for that modeling gig? In the end I wound up using Michelangelo’s David as a reference for my drawing. Clearly this is an identity crisis just waiting to happen.

Jason Bourne: “I’m definitely Kane. I just had a meeting as Kane. And he knew me as Kane. So I’m definitely Bourne. I’m also definitely Kane.”

Matt Damon – The Bourne Identity

About this image: charcoal drawing on Bristol Board

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92 thoughts on “David vs. Michael

    • Me, too, Cristina!
      I’ve seen them all many times…
      (although I don’t watch the last one as much as the first two… not that I don’t like it… just that it kind of bums me out that it’s the last one)! :)

  1. Beautiful, Bob. It’s been ages since I’ve done any drawings in charcoal . . . but I still have a box around here somewhere.

    I will start with something a bit less challenging than what you’ve accomplished here. ;)

    • That is very kind of you, M.P… thank you!
      Yeah… I definitely can’t take credit for the perspective, though (having never seen the real thing I had to use a reference photo I found in one-o-my art history books…) :)

  2. wow, without gushing too much and becoming out of character, this is quite amazing. and i do like your images on this blog theme’s background.
     
    a number of years ago i had the opportunity to meet him in person. he hasn’t changed much from then until now. i guess it’s like with puppies and dogs. the first year the changes are incredible, but after all they just look the same from day to day. trees are similar too, although the first few years it is much more obvious that they are growing. after awhile they settle into a groove and they seem to stay the same for a long time.
    looks like David has settled into a groove.
      urk. enough silliness. in all seriousness, this is excellent! and i have yet to see the bourne identity. have only seen the 3rd episode, and still want to watch the first two. one day!
    thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you so much, P&K… that is very kind of you to say!
      Hahaha… yeah… I know exactly what you are talking about. Kind of like my cat. If she were more… marble-ish.
      I really enjoy all three movies, although I prefer the first two. The funny thing is, that’s only because I know the third is the ‘last one’, and it kind of bums me out there aren’t more to follow (if that makes any sense)… :)

  3. Excellent work ! You can not go wrong drawing on the old masters for inspiration ( does not apply to tattoo artists). Your range of artistic skills is always impressive. :)

      • This is a great idea for a new reality show. Instead of “Ink” it could be “charcoal”. You’d have a studio full of quirky wanna-bes and it would detail your daily life with demanding patrons. Only thing is, you’d have to drop the f-bomb and hate on people a lot. You know, to make it interesting. I’ll call Bravo!

        • Seconded!
          Except… I told my people NO ORANGE M&M’s in my dressing room!
          How that f**k am I supposed to work like this?!
          (sorry you had to overhear that… just getting a little practice in…) :)

  4. Great work SIG
    and I too enjoyed the Bourne trilogy…
    I think that the first one was the best
    although I did rather like Ultimatum :)

    Have a great rest
    of Tuesday now SIG :)

    Androgoth

    • Thank you very much, A.G!
      Pretty good films, aren’t they? The only thing I don’t like about the third is my knowing it’s the last one…
      I wish there were at least 3 more!
      Thanks again, A.G.!
      Have a good one, too, sir! :)

    • That’s incredibly kind, sir… thank you so much!
      It might be a bit of a wait, though…
      I think it takes me longer to make one of these silly drawings than it did Michelangelo to carve a masterpiece out of a chunk of stone! :)

  5. I’m a little late getting to this party, but this is a beautiful work, SIG. I think you must have been channeling Michelangelo. (Hopefully not Jason Bourne.) :)

    • That is very kind of you, Annabelle, thank you!
      Now I really wonder. I wish I’d done a few things differently
      (the number one thing that bothers me is the subject reference, though… I think.) :)

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