Great Grandad Alpha

Jobe, Age 15

  • Drawing
  • Pencil drawing
  • A3 portrait

The artwork was for my Great Grandma Octavia's birthday. You see, Great Grandad Alpha had passed away and I thought it would be a really nice present for her. It was really important for me to capture his strong personality, cheeky spirit and of course his tweed hat...never without it. No background, why? Grandad Alpha was the focus. I presented it to my great-grandma on her birthday, for someone that gives so much to everyone else (she has 9 children plus many grand and great-grandchildren) it was amazing to see her reaction to receiving this. Drawn in colour pencil, the original is displayed on her lounge wall. All of her children, my great uncles and aunties, have copies of this and the follow-up I drew of her on their walls.