Ernesto "Che" Guevara
Monday, August 28, 2006
played around with Che's most memorable photo. Some would like to think that he was heroically looking into the future, but real life is less romantic: he was actually listening to someone speak while at a memorial service on March 5, 1960.
Most people change little things from the original
image to serve their comercial purposes. Note how tilting the pose gives it a more interesting look, which is, by the way, the one we are most familiar with.
My drawing seems a bit distorted because of my picture taking skills. I tried to fix it with Fireworks, and it gave it a funky look, which I don't entirely dislike.
What's my take on el Che? I will wait to see what history has to say about him, however, there is no denying that he was one of the icons of the 20th century. Moreover, he was
loved and hated everywhere.