Yesterday (Dec. 3), steel’s reigning Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne, celebrated his 74th birthday. Along with receiving the same old properly needs from numerous followers throughout the phrase, he was given one thing much more distinctive and particular: an superior new mural courtesy of a fellow Birmingham native.
In line with the Birmingham Mail, native artist Robbie Jeffcott “spent fifteen hours drawing [his] portrait of the Black Sabbath frontman” on the Custard Manufacturing facility. Though it was accomplished a few weeks in the past (Jeffcott posted about it on Instagram on Nov. 18), it’s been steadily gaining consideration ever since.
When requested why he picked Osbourne, Jeffcott gave a easy however endearing reply: “I solely actually paint individuals I like. He’s only a residing legend, in all probability probably the most well-known iconic musician to return from Birmingham. Having individuals stroll previous it and do little snaps to tag me on Instagram, it’s good for me. I’ve solely had good suggestions from it.”
Rightfully so. As you possibly can see within the footage under – and as described by Birmingham Mail – Jeffcott used a “scribble technique” that concerned “cowl[ing] the floor of a clean wall in scribbles and doodles. The wall is then photographed and . . . layered with the picture he paints with the scribbles after which used as a reference level.”
The result’s undoubtedly imaginative and worthy of its inspiration.
Unsurprisingly, Osbourne wasn’t the primary musician Jeffcott tailored. As reported by American Songwriter, he “studied effective artwork at Westminster College,” and he beforehand painted artists resembling Jimi Hendrix, Eminem and Amy Winehouse (in addition to skilled boxer Tyson Fury and Jeff Bridges’ beloved Dude from The Large Lebowski). Moreover, he’s confirmed that there are “much more Brummies [he’d] like to color.”
You’ll be able to see extra of his artwork right here.
What do you consider Jeffcott’s visible ode to Ozzy? Tell us!
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