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terracotta (Mar 8, 2006)
Imagine there's no heaven,
It's easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
living for today...

Imagine there's no countries,
It isnt hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
And no religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace...

Imagine no possesions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say Im a dreamer,
but Im not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will live as one.

John Winston Lennon
terracotta (Mar 8, 2006)
drawn in 4 hours 55 min
terracotta (Mar 8, 2006)
drawn in 1 hour 23 min
The ref used.
davincipoppalag (Mar 8, 2006)
This is positively wonderful..just wonderful.The texture on the hat, the hair..all of it.
Nightmare (Mar 8, 2006)
Damn Mark Chapman. Damn him.
JoeNobody (Mar 8, 2006)
Beautiful job terra.......

hopefully this link works, here is one of my favorite renditions of Imagine done on the TV show RockStarINXS Video Here. The performers name is Jordis Unga
Pseudonymous (Mar 8, 2006)
Wow... *has the song playing in her head over and over now* This is really gorgeous.
Miss_DJ (Mar 8, 2006)
absolutely so likeable and very, very nicely drawn! wow..
Rosemary (Mar 8, 2006)
great draw :) i love John <3 *feels like drawing George Harrison now* lol..
Gemmy619 (edited Mar 8, 2006)
god your good, everything looks so perfect *also has the song stuck in my head now* lol
Opium (Mar 9, 2006)
I don't know why but everytime I see a picture of this guy I get sent into a fit of giggles. You did a phenomenal job on his likeness because I'm laughing hehe
Noremac (Mar 9, 2006)
i like perfect circle's version, then again, i like almost everything perfect circle does
Roytje (Mar 9, 2006)
This is lovely! Great textures and he looks perfect :)
terracotta (Mar 9, 2006)
drawn in 48 min
Mal (Mar 9, 2006)
This is wonderful , I think the bit i like the most is the lenses on the glasses
friend (Mar 9, 2006)
Hhehehehe, kind of reminds me of willy wonka!
zep (Mar 9, 2006)
wow...thanks terracotta...i´m smiling :)
Rosemary (Mar 9, 2006)
i really love this picture but somehow...the more i look at it..the more i see one eye is a bit higher than the other :\....maybe im just looking too hard....
terracotta (Mar 9, 2006)
:-) Rosemary: I am convinced it's the mouth that's crooked. There's a lot that's off, I'm sure. The more I fuss with it, the worse it gets so I think I'm gonna leave it. I'm trying to find a way to be accurate without being a slave to accuracy so that I can concentrate on expression and a particular emotional content for a portrait. I think it works pretty well with this one because I chose it for it's feeling of benevolence and whimsy. It makes me smile, too.

Bob: Thanks for the link to the music video. Nice version--I don't know their work.

Thanks everyone for kind words and suggestions.
Kloxboy (Mar 9, 2006)
That soooo looks like Harry Potter...just had to say that...cause it's true. Splendid work, your strokes are always consistant. :)
Zack (Mar 9, 2006)
Halfway between Harry Potter and Willy Wonka, I think. Brings to mind that quote, "We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams."

I think in the ref the glasses are tilted down more to the left, which would explain why the left eye seems a bit high here. I only notice it on prolonged viewing though. Great subject, it's a very happy picture.
DoOp (Mar 9, 2006)
j0 is g0dly :) hehe xD when i saw this, it reminded me of willy wonka ;D hehe it's superly doen :D i luff you, you pwn so much xD wahha
chimmy89 (Mar 9, 2006)
this is beautiful and i love john lennon although i am young..*cough*16*cough* lol this is beyond real it is amazing!! your art is fantastic and i give a a million thanks for letting me see your wondrous creation!^^
Punky (Mar 9, 2006)
Okay, seeing this just made my day. Awesome work, I love the textures and the subject.
comd (Mar 12, 2006)
I love all of them, but I have to say that I liked the first version the absolute best when he had a longer nose and chin and the look was a tad more painterly.
saucy (Mar 13, 2006)
Gigge (Mar 19, 2006)
I keep coming back to this picture. It's so magical.
bethica2001 (Apr 2, 2006)
yay john lennon!
KuteDymples (Sep 8, 2006)
Awesome, absolutely awesome! You are my drawing idol. :-)
Wraith (edited Aug 13, 2010)
This is a really nice drawing of Harry Potter. ALAKAZAM! (Edit* I was drunk when I wrote this comment. Nice John Lennon Drawing. Amazing! Sorry about that.)
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