Watercolor, pen, colored pencil
2.5 x 3.5 inches ATC
Perhaps a strange image for this weeks Illustration Friday. I started out drawing a current portrait image of the young but definitely adult music conductor Gustavo Dudamel. He has such an exuberant and childlike natural quality that I couldn't help but turn him back into a young boy. He has after all been conducting orchestras since he was 12 years old. If you have not heard of this talented young man before, please take a few minutes to view the following videos. He is the prince of passionate and creative gestures, and you can't help but like him.
60 minutes also had a segment about Gustavo.
I only learned of Gustavo after searching for images of conductors to develop my idea for this week's illustrations. I was first drawn in by that fantastic curly hair!