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R.I.P My Beautiful Cowboy... by davidkawena R.I.P My Beautiful Cowboy... by davidkawena
Last night while I was watching one of my most favorite movies "Brokeback Mountain" on t.v. I thought, 'How come I never got to do this Brokeback inspired art work I've been wanting to for so long?! What's stopping me?"

Today I woke up to hear the news of the death of Heath Ledger... Sadness overflowed me and as always with this kind of feelings I've turned to the only safe spot I have - drawing. I won't deny the fact that there are tears in my eyes as I'm writing this... This is not the way I thought I'll draw something from this wonderful movie.

I don't want to go into what was going on in Heath's personal life, and what lead to his death - I'm sure the media will have a blast talking about it on and on in the next few days...

I wasn't his number one fan, but he touched me deeply in "Brokeback Mountain'' - his role there was actually one of the final stages of my self acceptance...

In loving memories...

Heath Ledger 1979 - 2008

Photoshop CS2
"David Kawena" 2008
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i think this work is awesome.
The shading is fantastic, very nice use of color, the value is incredible, it looks just like him!
And the meaning behind it is really very touching, it made me go AW!! And i love the way he looks like he's about to cry but he's trying to hold it in, and how he's looking away from the camera.
The spatter on the jacket kinda threw me off though.
Maybe it could be placed in the edge of the picture so that spot on the jacket wouldn't draw peoples eyes away from the face.
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LilaBlack Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You've seen...Brokeback mountain...and it's one of your favourite movies?
Oh gosh, and I thought you couldn't get any more awesome...
Merlin-UK Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ta very much!
CloudyDay-dreamer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I love this. The look on his face is so sad, but its to amazing not to like this art work!
LorenaRae Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
This is such a wonderful work. He was a wonderful artist.
SparkNerdTwi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I love him so much and was really sad when he died. All the amazing people die young. :( your art is so perfect David, you never stop making me speechless <3
ItaDreams Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
in my country and now .. I watch this film jaja
owo ..I love that man
you very well the drawing
I admire your work
HermesChildOfRain Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Artist
So sad R.I.P indeed :(
MusicNectar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
He's HOT!!!!!
newjazzmuzik1988 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RIP 0 :-)
TheSpoonhead Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, amazing work, Sir. :) The facial expression is so intense, very emotional touching. I for myslef got tears in my eyes when having a closer look at it. Just great, needs to be faved. :)
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