Sep 28, 2008Gary By Nathan

Black and white pencil drawing of Gary Allman by Nathaniel Miller.
Gary by Nathan Miller Copyright © 2008 Nathaniel Miller, all rights reserved.

Back in August, I was asked if I would mind if one of my nude photographs was used for a drawing.

I don’t really understand why, but at first, I was very reluctant. I’ll admit that to be asked was flattering, I don’t think anyone has ever asked to draw me before (or since!). As my photographs are ‘out there’ for people to see, and the artist had taken the time to contact me, I thought it would be churlish to say no. I decided to keep quiet about it. My main concern was that I hadn’t seen any of the artist’s previous work.

I had no need to worry. The preliminary sketches were very good, so it was just a matter of waiting for the artist, Nathan to finish the piece.

Today I got an email and a link to the completed picture, and I was able to surprise Ginger with a link. So, Nathan, thanks for asking, and thank you for an excellent drawing.

Update: On November 20, 2008, a group of friends presented me with a copy of this drawing printed on canvas as a going-away present for my emigration to the US. I’m not sure how they got a hold of a copy of the original but I was quite touched.

Image Copyright © 2008 Nathaniel Miller, all rights reserved. You can see the original photograph here, and the drawing on Nathan’s website here.

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