Vampires and Viagra

Robert Pattinson: Never Think

Robert Pattinson’s Unruly Hair was given its name due to the fact that Pattinson, in real life, did seem at the time I rendered this portrait, to have hair that looked like he took a shower, shook his head dry and sprayed it with hair spray and was was done. All that being said, it was a good look for him. Starting the piece with the idea that since I enjoyed drawing hair so much that I would really would like to do a Pattinson portrait, only to find myself doubting my artistic merit as well as cursing Pattinson’s jungle of hair and highlights as I got lost from time to time.

To me Robert Pattinson will forever be Cedric from the fourth Harry Potter

Robert Pattinson's Unruly Hair

film and will always make me wonder who broke his nose.   The Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire film was Pattinson’s first big production film and launched his acting career on the screen.   Back in 2005, in my favorite bookstore / slash coffee shop; I sat with a friend looking through books we could not afford and magazines on upcoming fantasy films.   Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire film was to be released and I had not finished the novel yet and was curious about who would be playing the additional characters.   It was pointed out to me that Pattinson was to play Cedric Diggory.   In the novel, author J.K. Rowling did describe Diggory as a handsome fellow with a straght nose so I could see Pattinson being a good choice for the role.

"Nosferatu" Shadow 1922

Since the Goblet of Fire film, Pattinson has had a phenomenal rise to stardom on the screen with Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series playing a teenage vampire and in the process has become a sex symbol around the world.   The same phenomenon did happen back in 1994 with the screen adoption of Ann Rice’s Interview the Vampire that exploded Brad Pitt into a sex symbol and a film star.   With age, I have been cynical of a vampire being sexy as the original depiction of a vampire in Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) was described as being of the living dead.   Just think about that for a second, a walking corpse with long nails and what I would assume to be bad breath.   Stroker wrote the character as a scary villain that transfixed his female victims with hypnotism and charm.   In Nosferatu (1922), a German production had the main character (who’s name was changed via the request of Stoker’s widow) was bald, long fingered and had a general freaky demeanor about him .

 

Dracula 1931 poster

It was not until Bela Lugosi portrayal of the Count in 1931 that people started to see vampires as attractive or sexy in any way.  The idea of a tragic lonely, intelligent and charming character seems to be an allure as well the idea that these creatures of the night must feed on the hot blood of the living to stay alive.   That connection of the cold nightwalker pressing his teeth into the warm passionate victim’s skin is a base for many fantasy, romance and horror readers.   Also the fact that the vampire must woo the victims, having great talent in sucking the life out of someone, and into necking as it were is not a bad thing.

Aside from the eternal youth of being a Vampire, the supernatural powers that could make a date a night to remember and the necking I have one small flaw of the Vampire that seems to be over looked: he’s dead and Viagra will not help that situation.

Robert Pattinson: Never Think

"Robert Pattinson: Never Think" Color Pencil on Card Stock Paper cut 8.5" by 11" July 9, 2009 - 6 hours

"Robert Pattinson: Never Think" Color Pencil on Card Stock Paper cut 8.5" by 11" July 9, 2009 - 6 hour

Coming to a dead end of any ideas for a title for another Robert Pattinson portrait, I had to reflect that the first was of a humorous editorial of Pattinson’s hair, however the second was thought at first to be of his glare or his snarl of a pursed expression.   The attention that “Robert Pattinson’s Unruly Hair” has had in an art showing has made me do another of him.   I find myself becoming a Pop Artist more and more these days and have yet to fully come to terms with it.

I just so happen to have picked up the soundtrack to the film Twilight .   That is, the album Twilight is made up of songs performed by various artists including Linkin Park, Collective Soul and a “Rob Pattinson.” Based on the song, “Never Think”, that Pattinson did for the soundtrack for his better-known appearance in, Twilight .   The song has a Jack Johnson feel to it and does show some talent on the side of Pattinson.

Little Ashes: The Poet & The Painter + Robert Pattinson’s GQ Cover (old) News

The Advocate has a great article about Rob’s upcoming film, Little Ashes, which will be released on March 27th.
In 1920s Spain, when Lorca was a student in Madrid, the penalty for sodomy was 15 years in custody, and still he published his erotic love poems to the eccentric young painter and fellow student Salvador Dalí. Their affair became legendary, inspiring the new film Little Ashes, flush with dreamy scenes of Lorca (portrayed by the Spanish actor Javier Beltrán) and Dali (played by Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame). In one scene their young bodies swirl together under moonlit water as they share their angelic first kiss. In another, in the midst of an attempt at lovemaking, Dali, on the verge of being penetrated, panics. He abruptly departs for Paris, leaving the devastated Lorca behind: And yet I suffered for you. I gashed — my veins — white lilies dueling jaws about your waist.
Read the rest here. As much as I want to see Kristen Stewart’s Adventureland, which does battle at the box office on the same day, I think Little Ashes is my first choice!
Also, as we heard a MONTH ago, Rob will be gracing the cover of the April edition of GQ to promote Little Ashes.

Little Ashes Advocate

The Advocate has a great article about Rob’s upcoming film, Little Ashes, which will be released on March 27th.

In 1920s Spain, when Lorca was a student in Madrid, the penalty for sodomy was 15 years in custody, and still he published his erotic love poems to the eccentric young painter and fellow student Salvador Dalí. Their affair became legendary, inspiring the new film Little Ashes, flush with dreamy scenes of Lorca (portrayed by the Spanish actor Javier Beltrán) and Dali (played by Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame). In one scene their young bodies swirl together under moonlit water as they share their angelic first kiss. In another, in the midst of an attempt at lovemaking, Dali, on the verge of being penetrated, panics. He abruptly departs for Paris, leaving the devastated Lorca behind: And yet I suffered for you. I gashed — my veins — white lilies dueling jaws about your waist.

Read the rest here. As much as I want to see Kristen Stewart’s Adventureland, which does battle at the box office on the same day, I think Little Ashes is my first choice!

Also, as we heard a MONTH ago, Rob will be gracing the cover of the April edition of GQ to promote Little Ashes.  ~ (twicrackaddict.blogspot.com)

The reason that I have posted the above article is that the below article ties into the subject matter of some of my artworks: Robert Pattinson

Vampire Cedric channeling Salvador Dali

robert-pattinson-salvador-daliTwilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson dons a mustache – and a heavy accent – for his next role as Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí in Little Ashes. PEOPLE has an exclusive clip of the movie, which is set in 1922 and focuses on Dalí as a young man in love with the poet Federico GarcÍa Lorca, played by Javier Beltrán. Check out Pattinson as the eccentric artist in a charged encounter with Lorca – and Dalí’s wife. Little Ashes opens in late March.

The reason that I have posted the above article is that the below article ties into the subject matter of some of my artworks: Robert Pattinson