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Muhammad Ali

  • Muhammad Ali
  • Muhammad Ali

9x12 300 series Bristol
Ebony pencil, Sumi ink, oil bars, tape, newspaper, white paint, razor blade

I immediately knew that I wanted to get messy with a large background face(adding oil bars before the ink fully dried), use tape to symbolize time spent behind bars for saying no to military service, and using newspaper scraps to try to make the smaller drawing more like a news event.