Freddie Forever

freddieforever-3After finding my Ultimate Warrior painting, I thought I’d go back in time and revisit the style, and naturally my first choice for experimentation was Freddie. I forget how long I spent on The Warrior, but I’m sure it was significantly longer than the round-about three hours of this exercise. It was much more fun than I remember it being, though I might just think that because I didn’t have to draw a face!

It’s thirty years since the fantastic Magic concerts at Wembley. I’m glad this opportunity came up as I was thinking earlier about doing something to recognise that. I had heard Queen surely before I was even born, but my first memory of seeing them, and Freddie, was on a video of one of these concerts. I was blown away, of course – and still am. No-one can touch Freddie.

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30 comments
  1. Geke Hop-Wassink said:

    I’m happy to see a drawing of Freddie again, it’s beautiful ❤

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    • Jacob said:

      Happy to draw Freddie again. Thanks, Geke – glad you enjoyed this!

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      • Geke Hop-Wassink said:

        I sure did Thanks Jacob ❤

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  2. Bill Fufkin said:

    Yet another Freddie…yet another wonder. Love this one, and the song too. B

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Charlie! Nah, there is nobody like him. Not even close.

      I’m glad you like the background, as I’ve been conflicted by the stars and whether they’re a bit corny. They remind me a little of those glow-in-the-dark ones you used to put on the bedroom ceiling – not sure that’s terribly suitable!

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  3. So nice to hear that you were listening to Freddie before you were born, I think this could be my fav of your Freddie works, how long did it take?

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    • Jacob said:

      Yep – I was born just a couple of months after he died, and so my mother, who is a massive fan, bombarded me with Queen music in that time. I never really had much choice in the matter. 😛

      Thanks, Rebecca! This mostly took around three hours, which was pretty speedy for me, really. I suppose it’s because I had no facial features to fret over. There was a little time on top of that making adjustments to colour and whatnot.

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      • Lol, good for your mum, I bombarded Leah my daughter with David Bowie, I am not sure it had the same effect for you and Freddie ?

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      • Jacob said:

        Yes, it’s a good job she picked the best! Haha, aw, that’s a shame as Bowie was/is magical too. I still can’t believe he’s gone – it doesn’t seem right.

        Oh, and just to say in a vast change of subject: I’ve heard from my sources that Robot Wars starts on Sunday 24th! Not long at all if true!

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      • Jacob said:

        Just seen it confirmed, 24th at 8pm. Very excited now!

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      • Jacob said:

        Haha, yeah – look out for Interceptor-Bot in series two! 😉

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  4. Yay, Freddie! Sigh, what a voice, huh? And such stage presence..
    It’s funny that you say you were glad to not have to draw a face, because it seems to me that you excel in the drawing of faces! Always nice to be able to do something a little different, though. I like the background too. Suits it 🙂

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    • Jacob said:

      Indeed, he was incredible.

      Thanks so much! I’m glad you like the background as I was growing increasingly unsure about it. I do tend to fret over the mugs quite a lot, so I think I was just relieved to have a person facing the other way! And it was pleasing to shave so much time off in not having that concern.

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      • Yeah, i understand. I used to draw a lot of faces, and as much as i loved them, it always seemed a bit of a relief to do something entirely face free once in a while! Plus, once we’re comfortable with them, it can be easy to get stuck on faces, while neglecting the other parts that make up humans! I remember going to some life drawing classes years ago and being struck by how daunted i was at the idea of drawing actual whole humans. You seem to be doing pretty well here!

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      • Jacob said:

        Oh my, yes, if I were to do life drawing now, I’d probably be quite daunted too! It’s been a while since I’ve had a punt at that sort of thing. I quite enjoy the challenge of rendering fabrics/clothing, though – especially this, with the fun regal additions! – so full figures like this aren’t that much of a dread.

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      • Oh yes, fabrics are nice to draw. Even nicer to see them being drawn; that’s much easier for me 😉 Gotta love Fancy Freddie Fabrics! (Ah, see how you help me stay on top of my alliteration game! )

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      • Jacob said:

        Ha, well, you rock the alliteration just like Father Peter Perfect the Perfect Priest! (Yay for a Ted reference!)

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      • haha, I’ll change my name to that! Ah, that episode cracks me up so much. he’s such a bad sport!

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      • Jacob said:

        That petulant Peter Perfect outburst is gold, but I always feel so sorry for poor Mrs. Doyle!

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  5. teproleum said:

    Great rendition of rock’s greatest frontman. No one can hold a stadium full of people like Freddie. I still remember when my dad gave me a copy of the Queen Killers Live! double LP when I was 9 or10. I wanted to be like Brian May so bad, I made my own guitar out of cardboard, glue and some rubber bands.

    Excellent work, as always!

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    • Jacob said:

      Cheers! That’s so cool! I was inspired by Brian too. I expect your cardboard instrument sounded better than me trying to play an actual guitar, though. 😛

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