Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch - 1997

Many years ago in the late Nineties I came across an enigmatic face in a magazine. This is the result, although I do have to admit I minimized the rather sharp and perfect line of his upper lip which I realize now only takes away from the portrait. Lately the actor whose face it was in that magazine has come into his own on television and in movies, so I've been equally haunted by my own prescience in drawing this image. I am quite pleased still by the intensity in his expression which in my mind is matched by the own actor's presence.