Shortly before Christmas, my brand new Surface charger died (the 3rd one I’d had to buy over the course of 2 years – thanks, Choco! [though this one was not the cat’s fault, it was just a shitty, cheap product]). Unfortunately, due to the holiday, I could not get a replacement until after Christmas. Which left me bored and forced to draw on good ol’ fashioned paper with good ol’ fashioned pencil and ink. It was too early to receive any Patreon requests, and in the spirit of the season, I put out an offer on all my social media accounts (Twitter, Mastodon, Hive, Instagram [also YouTube]. @eshonborn across them all, mostly). If any of my followers responded, I’d send them a sketch of their choice as a Christmas present.
I only got responses on my Instagram account, and I only got 4 total.
Rather than pick, I decided all four people would get a sketch. Merry Christmas!
First up was “Weird” Al Yankovic, requested by my former hetero life-partner Jason Young. We don’t get to hang out much anymore, what with me moving to the country, a world-wide pandemic, and his new jet-setting, hard-traveling lifestyle. As much as I’d like to be the Green Arrow to his Green Lantern, my recent disability keeps me home & work-bound, sadly.
Anyway, I hate drawing likenesses, and I struggle with caricatures. That said, this is also now the 3rd time I’ve drawn a “Weird” Al.
Also, I cannot recommend the 100% factual “Weird” Al biopic Weird enough. It’s absolutely fantastic, and as great as Daniel Radcliffe is as “Weird” Al, Evan Rachel Wood deserves all the awards for her portrayal of Madonna. She is mesmerizing.