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SELF-PORTRAIT GALLERY

Have you ever tried to draw a picture of yourself? Not easy is it? And if you’re more accustomed to picking up a guitar than a paintbrush, my guesses are it’s going to look like a 5 year old has attempted to do it – have you ever seen the original lyrics to your favourite song scribbled down? But fear not, some musicians do actually have some talent when it comes to drawing. Actors too. We’ve searched the archives to put together a self portrait gallery for you to browse, with the very best collection of your heroes. Art, music, movies, comics… Pop culture. It’s what we do best!

DAVID BOWIE

Bowie admitted he knew he was destined to be an artist in one form or another but it could have been painting, music or acting. Thank God: Ziggy played guitar.

RONNIE WOOD

YES him. You can tell straight away, but he’s a nifty little artist ain’t he?!

JOHN LENNON

If you’ve ever flown from Liverpool Airport aka John Lennon, you’ll recognise this from the signage but even if that’s the case – I can’t recommend his book of personalised letters enough! Wonderful sketches and musings from the mind of a genius.

JONI MITCHELL

So good, she used it on the album cover for 2000’s Both Sides Now. And it’s not the first time she’s done it either…

CRAIG NICHOLLS

He provided the artwork for their debut Highly Evolved and this self portrait was included in the art for the dreaded 2nd album (it’s quite good actually) Winning Days.

VIC REEVES

I think he’s actually pronouncing the word “UVAVU” in these. Seriously though.he is a wonderful artist, most importantly you’ll still belly-laugh at some of his designs. Check out more on his website: https://vicreeves.tv/

NOEL FIELDING

Much like Vic Reeves before him, you’ll already know some of his artwork from his comedy shows. And like his hosting of GBBO, his self-portrait proves he’s not always off the wall batshit crazy.

BILL WATTERSON

Like some sort of Charlie Kaufman movie.

CHARLES M. SCHULZ

The Charlie Brown and co guy, sadly no longer with us but it’s lovely that Snoopy shows his face here too.

VINCENT VAN GOGH

Did you know that from 1886-1889 he painted over 30 self-portraits.

FRIDA KAHLO

Not shy when it comes to self-portraits, each one is arguably as important, symbolic and as iconic as the last.

CLAUDE MONET

I’ve always thought this particular Parisian looks an awful lot like Grandpaw Broon. Don’t you think?


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