Weird Elvis

I started on “Elvis in Charcoal” no. 275. This is the photo from 1956 that on the front cover of the “Rare Elvis” album.
This has always been one of my favourite Elvis images also because of the strong light/dark contrast.

I remember when I came home with this album, in the early 80’s, my little brother couldn’t stop laughing.
He just learned how to read and “rare” means something completely different in Dutch.
“Rare” means “Weird”…

When I placed an image of the early stages of my drawing on Facebook someone mentioned that the image on the sleeve is reversed. I decided to leave it like this because I already started my drawing and spend some hours on it.

Early stages of Elvis in Charcoal no. 275
Halfway there…

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