I remember the first time I laid eyes on Freddie Mercury, I was 3. There was a certain charisma, flamboyancy and grace about this mega super star that at such a tender age I couldn’t name. My love for Freddie Mercury started off with a deep respect for his ‘live and let live’ attitude and grew into something of catalyst for my laughing in the face of adversity. It’s a favorite trait of mine that many appreciate…it was a trait grown and inspired by Freddie. When there were detours Freddie created his own alternative route, when there were mountains he looked at them smiled a said, “is that all? I thought they’d be more of a challenge!”. This drawing was inspired by the man, the myth and the legend that is the Queen frontman. This is for my saints, my sinners, my ordinary people trying to live an extraordinary life. This drawing is not in color because in Freddie’s case he didn’t need color to brighten peoples’ worlds, he created it. I colored this in black-and-white not just because I appreciate a good classic but to remind myself that I am the artist of my life, the colors I choose to represent me will be left for others to gaze upon long after I’m gone. Similarly, it is up to you to put whatever colors on your canvas that make your heart smile and leave a signal that is beautifully you.
Love you. Mean it.