July 28, 2022

Red Nose – Red Jacket

Ross Gillespie

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Digital drawing on iPadRed nose - Red jacket, 202110inches x 8 inches

Red nose – red jacket is from a set of three digital drawings featuring old men in jackets inspired by people I have seen whilst wandering the streets. The initial inspiration may have come from the colour of a jacket, the shape of a nose, an expression, the light on a face or a hairstyle… from there my imagination takes over. I’m interested in people that are often overlooked, that blend into their surroundings. I remember my dad saying when you get old you disappear and perhaps that is why I am drawn to create these old, ‘normal’ characters… that, plus the hope that others will see how fascinating they really are.