My Funny Valentine

The Story Behind Why I Created It: I hand sketched this in 2011 when Katy Perry and Russell Brand were a thing. I loved them as a couple, I thought they were the perfect balance of beauty and humor all rolled into a neat little ‘A List’ package. It took me 3 weeks to get this just right and when I finally was satisfied with the finished product I posed it on several social media platforms including, my Formspring account. I can actually say I sent this image to Katy too on there which she absolutely loved and sent major praise to me for creating. This was my first celebrity recognition of my work where the subject of my work actually saw and appreciated it. It encouraged me to continue sketching and put my work out there for my celebrity subjects to see. I used pencil, fine tipped sharpie, and black, white and grey Prisma Color pencils for this piece.

The Inspiration Factor: I was listening to ‘My Funny Valentine’ and got the idea to sketch this based on the fact I thought they represented that song perfectly. Inspiration strikes me at often odd times and sometimes without reason. It’s a shame this picture lasted longer than their marriage but it’s still one of my favorite works.

Who is your favorite celebrity couple that has since split? Leave a comment below I’d love to hear from you!

Love you. Mean it.



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