Sketch: Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne

I’m really loving drawing from Platon‘s photographs at the moment. As I was flicking through the pages of Platon’s Republic I couldn’t resist this beauty; the expression on Ozzy’s face is brilliant and I love the story behind the photo as well.

Platon recalls that Ozzy turned up with wife Sharon and as he was ready to shoot, he asked Ozzy to ‘think about Sharon’ so he obliged and pulled this face. Platon thought he was taking the piss and then a tiny tear rolled down his cheek and he took the shot.

I hope I’ve done the photo justice – if you’re curious, go check out the original photograph online.

This took me the best part of a day to finish but I’m glad I stuck with it.

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