Monday, June 16, 2008

My Superhero

Superman had Bizarro. Spiderman fought his own desire for familial love. Now Hollywood is pushing the drunken, philandering HANCOCK as fighting his own demons while saving the planet.

So all superheroes have issues. That's fine. Real superheroes need to be fallible in order for us to relate. It's just that mine were real people and they've all been dead for a while. Most are now Saints. Of those that are not Saints, they all tend to be Italian, and architects, painters or sculptors. Go Figure.

Michelangelo is one of my biggest superheroes, and yet quite the troubled man himself. I sketched this portrait after the one by Volterra. SEE HIS HERE.

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