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They wanted a Rock God… they got Jim: JIM MORRISON

jim morrison of the doors poster illustration drawing image

“I am the Lizard King… I can do anything”

About a month ago I watched the film “When You’re Strange”… an artful documentary about the Doors, featuring Narration voice-over by Johnny Depp.  The movie focuses on the Doors’ legendary singer-front man, Jim Morrison and it portrays him in a way that seemed new to me… I mean, I’ve been familiar with Jim Morrison for a very long time… but after watching this movie, I felt like all this time I had been missing something really special, and that now I finally “got it.”  I’d say that’s the sign of a really good documentary.

So inspired by my new feelings about who/what Jim Morrison really was… I drew this characterization sketch. 

Break on through, break on through – eh… eh.. eh.. eh.. eh!


2 responses

  1. stenfalk

    that is a real good sketch, i wish i could draw like that.
    i am a huge doors fan but i have not seen the film yet- shame on me… looking forward to getting my hands on it though :)

    January 22, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    • Thanks for the kind words… glad you like the drawing. I was trying to capture the animalism of the onstage Jim Morrison that comes across in the Film.

      If you’re a Doors fan, the you definitely need to see “When You’re Strange”… just a really well put together film.

      January 23, 2011 at 4:16 pm

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