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I haven’t drawn André the Giant for a while – nor anybody, for that matter! Hashtag ring rust. Much of my time lately has been spent trying to teach myself coding, as it seems pretty key and I thought it a logical next step. But this is an experience and tragedy story for another time.

My latest André was inspired by the HBO documentary on his life and career which, two years in the making, premiered stateside last week. Hopefully it’ll find its way to us soon; the reception from what I’ve seen has been overwhelmingly positive – and this is from a notoriously tough crowd – so, apprehensions allayed, I’m really looking forward to it, and it seems like I can recommend it already! It’s nice to see André getting due recognition; hopefully, the legend, myth and mystique surrounding this unique character will pique the interest of a new generation.

  1. Outstanding portrait, this point of view shows his stature. Beautiful Jacob.

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  2. Bill Fufkin said:

    Nicely done, Jacob…the softness and emotion to it is most endearing. Your revisiting Andre makes a pleasing coincidence, since I only watched ‘The Princess Bride’ a week or two ago !
    Enjoy the documentary. B

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks so much, Bill! Yes, André was brilliant in that film.


  3. itsmyhusbandandme said:

    I like it a lot. You’ve picked an unusual angle too which makes it interesting. Well done.

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks as always, JP. Yes, I really liked the angle of the shot – it’s fitting for him.


  4. thoughtful portrait of a man who seemed later than life, lovely work Jacob !

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