Friday, January 20, 2017

Barack Obama - 44th president of the United States

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Gene Cernan - Apollo 17 Astronaut

"Gene" Cernan (1934 - 2017)
On Apollo 17, Cernan became the eleventh person, and most recent man, to walk on the Moon, since he was the last to re-enter the Lunar Module Challenger after the mission's third and final extravehicular activity (EVA).

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sir Alec Guinness

Sir Alec Guinness - Pencil sketch on Vellum Bristol Paper.

(2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an English actor. After an early career on the stage, he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters. He is also known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948), Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), General Yevgraf Zhivago in Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Professor Godbole in A Passage to India (1984). He is also known for his portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas's original Star Wars trilogy, receiving a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Guinness was one of three major British actors, along with Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud, who successfully made the transition from Shakespearean theatre in their home country to Hollywood blockbusters immediately after the Second World War. He also won a BAFTA Award, Golden Globe, and a Tony Award, as well as an Academy Award. In 1959, he was knighted by Elizabeth II for services to the arts. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960, the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement in 1980, and the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award in 1989.

Source: Wikipedia

Monday, November 14, 2016

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow - Pencil sketch on 9x12 smooth bristol paper. Greg Joens.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Doris Day

Doris Day
(born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff; April 3, 1924) is a retired American actress and singer, and continuing animal welfare activist. Source: Wikipedia

Pencil sketch on bristol paper by Greg Joens

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016