Book Of Fame Chapter 1

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Book Of Fame Chapter 1
The Book Of Fame is a project that I started to explore various styles of illustration and to delve more into the study of creating copy by exploring the quotes of notable people. 

The idea was to create a book where I could try out different styles of illustration by sketching various historic figures, musicians, artists, writers, etc.  I give myself up to five minutes to complete the initial sketch of each person I illustrate in the book.  This allows me to create a basic image that I can then add some color to. 
One of the best ways to study how to write is by reading the well known authors.  However, another way is to delve into the world of quotations.  Notable people throughout history have said some brilliant and even sometimes hilarious things.  By reviewing the quotes of well known people one can breather a little inspiration into the copy that they write.  Thus, for this project it is important to find those figures who have several notable quotations.
Each chapter will consist of twenty illustrations and will be of various people who have had some sort of impact in their life's work.  I do have a list of people that I want to include in the book, however I am not limiting myself to this list.  The book follows how I feel at the moment that I want to create an image.  Thus, every flip of the page will lead to a person who is notable for a different reason.
Book Of Fame: Chapter 1
"Directing is really exciting.  In the end, it's more fun to be the painter than the paint." - George Clooney
"I keep working because I learn something new all of the time." - Clint Eastwood
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it." - Bruce Lee
"Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep." - Gandhi
"After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb." - Nelson Mandela
"Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead." - Lucille Ball
"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." - Ernest Hemingway
"Even castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually." - Jimi Hendrix
"Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others." -  Samuel L. Clemens (aka Mark Twain)
"As children, we all live in a world of imagination, of fantasy, and for some of us that world of make-believe continues into adulthood." - Jim Henson
"Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it." - Alfred Hitchcock
"If you are not ready to die for it, take the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary." - Malcolm X
"The truth of course is that there is no journey.  We are arriving and departing all at the same time."  - David Bowie
"The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese." - Willie Nelson
"I am a kid in a candy store.  I dreamed impossible dreams.  And the dreams turned out beyond anything I could imagine.  You know, from my point of view, I'm the luckiest cat on the planet." - Hugh Hefner
"Don't think about making art, just get it done.  Let everyone else decide if its good or bad, whether they love it or hate it.  While they are deciding, make even more art." - Andy Warhol
"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull." - W.C. Fields
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn
"Just because you are different doe snot mean that you have to be rejected." - Eartha Kitt
"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'Wow! What Ride!" - Hunter S. Thompson
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