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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]
meadyboytom Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
I agree

Thom Yorke is a legend, he is probably the only truly gifted artist at the moment i can think of.....

(Apart from the lead singer on Arcade Fire and Chad Vangaalen)

Really great portrait, there was a campaign series recently in London that had a photoshopped picture of Thom Yorke with everything 'corrected' haha
Wheezy77 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
This is excellent, and the deadpan style and muted tones fit perfectly. Have you ever considered doing Aphex Twin? That would be an interesting portrait.
worldcollecter Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
Featured: [link] and [link] !
Deino Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Seriously, Thom's talent blows me away... Great portrait :)
Silverleopard Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bin vor ein paar Tagen auf Dein Bild gestossen und es hat viel in mir ausgelöst. Bin gerade in einer Phase, wo ich viel Radiohead höre und die Farben und diese ganz spezielle Technik in diesem Bild haben den ganzen Flair der Musik drin....Ist schwer zu beschreiben. Ich bin einfach fasziniert, wie Du ihn festgehalten hast, man könnte sein ganzes Leben aus diesem Bild lesen :D
02YORKE Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
yeah! thom yorke rules :)
Seyreene Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, richtig toll. :)

Das Album ist wirklich nicht schlecht. Radiohead ist nicht so ganz 100%ig meine Musik, aber für ruhige Stunden echt toll. (Jaa, du darfst mich hauen, bewerfen und so. Macht nichts. XD )
stawil Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Beautiful. :heart: Ah, love him and his voice.
BeautifullyFlawed Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Very nice, madam! :D
Jimotaku Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
thats so fucking cool!!
aiamsaiour Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
he's my hero! :worship:
xdeviantxaudiox Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
but you re tight he is amazing as a musician as a man & the album (in rainbows) rules

maybeeee Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
Annalee Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks... I like your avatar btw. ;)
OhTheMisanthropy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:o amazing.
videotape is my byfar favrite song !
allenlau Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
very excellent. Radiohead is always appreciated.
OuijaBoardum Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Professional
I love you for this!
Amazing likeness, well done!
gyrocam Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
very nice. Radio rocks! I like the halftone pattern.
dead-apples Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
I love you.
kylalala Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
Neat, awesome colouring!
Ant27 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I love thom yorke
bobbyrtle Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
Totally genius, totally beautiful.
I love your comments and I know exactly what you mean by "I wanted to draw him the way the new album made me see him"
ariallure Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
I love this portrait,
the color tones are very suiting.
13shadesofblack Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
I thought I already commented on this. I like the effect you used. It's a good expression too. A sort of Mona Lisa smile. My sister saw this and said she thought it is awesome too.
baani Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
beautiful image of a beautiful person.

amazing job!
shimmyhunnyshimmy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
I think this is pretty special :) The colours are gorgeous and i love the line work :)
screamkidscream Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
fucking sweet record, and a rad work to match.
Scabe5 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
You still amaze me with your art! You put so much love,care and talent into it, it's great stuff!
baboletale Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
cool guy , nice drowin'.
meanMRmustard Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
looks great! and that album is great too! love listening to it! :)
yumeHime Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
the best thom portrait i've seen on dA!!!
LordMahler Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! Great WORK!
Ripsa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
Great work indeed. I can see the new album in this, in his eyes... In some weird way.

And you are absolutely right, there can't be enought Radiohead greatness in this world.
Juniormints Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
I love the Thom.
very nice work on him.
Juniormints Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
p.s. YAY R A D I O H E A D!!!
lostreality91 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Radiohead, this looks so awesome! :clap:

I :heart: it!!!
schpidah Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Great job and worthy subject. Enjoyed immensely.
lythron Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Looks great. I really love that screentone/raster effect to it.
Makinita Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
zerohdog Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
love the pop art dot effect. very nicely done
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