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October 13, 2007
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Mr. Yorke from Oxfordshire by Annalee Mr. Yorke from Oxfordshire by Annalee
Dear children, this is what a revolutionist looks like.

After listening to In Rainbows a couple of times I felt inspired to do something Radiohead related. Since I can't fly to the UK and give all of them a big hug (shame on you for thinking of something different) I thought I could also just draw the incredibly talented Mr. Thom Yorke.

I used two photos as references and it was both a pain in the ass and a huge pleasure to draw him... especially loved doing his Hobbit ears.

So yeah, I am actually pretty happy with the result. I think it works, at least for me. I didn't want to portrait him especially depressed or wacky or whatever people often seem to see in him. I wanted to draw him the way the new album made me see him (if that makes sense)... it didn't really turned out that way though.
Anyway I am really glad with how it came out.

Actually I used some raster effect here that you can't really see at this size I guess. So here is a close up view.

I hope you like it.

Listen to Videotape, it is awesome (yeah, I already had a link in my journal but there can't be enough Radiohead greatness in this world)

mechanical pencil and photoshop
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DEATHnteria Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Solthiel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Radiohead is by far one of my favorite acts existing today. I think Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood are both incredible geniuses and I anticipate every album of theirs. That probably biases my love for this picture at least a little bit, but I adore the realism mixed with thick stylistic lines and the dot-toned coloring you used.
Saturday-Ate-Brainz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
:iconclapplz: my god this is amazing and it just so happens that im listing to video tape right now

my god :iconclapplz:
Saturday-Ate-Brainz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
one question though what dose raster effect add to the image?? just wondering
Earth-Is-Interesting Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Wow. so, so pretty. your style is so PRETTY.

you've pretty much got this man's atmosphere down. PAT. and his beautiful imperfections. and his pretty lips. gaaahhh

I love your sense of stylized realisim. it's what I've always been trying to achieve.
Cecillian Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
YES! This is perfect! Love his lazy eye hehe. And yes, Videotape is a very moving song, I lve it too :D
somahiru Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Student General Artist
I remember when i went to Radiohead´s concrt... just epic (more with Kraftwerk)

and Thom Yorke is one of my favorite artist, along with the band :D
amanda-kore Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010   Traditional Artist
Fantastic work
Kosedragen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
That's magnificent! Radiohead is indeed a great band, my favorite, and I instantly recognized Thom when I saw your image. I have to say great work!
nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This very cool artwork is part of my "What I'm Diggin' Right Now" feature rotating randomly in a slide show with other works on my home page [link] (left column, about a third of the way down) and also at [link]
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