This is one of my first digital creations combined with hand drawn art. I found a fantastic photo of Dave Dobbyn done by photographer Simon Moore and after asking his permission to use his image I drew up Dave on paper in pencil detailing only his face, hands and shirt. I also found a great skyline photo of Auckland as that is his place of origin and imposed into his guitar. Then…….. knowing that he was doing a gig that night at Titirangi I walked my daughter and her friend ( both aged 8yrs at the time ) upto the village to see if he wanted to see the portrait which I had printed off that morning. Well….. not only did we get to meet the music legend himself but he also signed the portrait as well !!!
Walking back home my daughter looked up, perplexed at my obvious excitement and asked me “Mummy, who’se Dave Dobbyn ??” —- classic. Notch that one for her 21st !!
Not for sale unfortunately — it will be a gift to my daughter for her 21st birthday.