A couple weeks back I had a pay what you want type event for fun and I had a lot of interesting requests. One of them was for Jerry Garcia requested by +Greg Johns . I've always imagnined Jerry Garcia as an almost mystical being ... and then at the same time also a sort of 'teddy bear' ... that last part may be due to a stuffed Jerry Garcia my sister had, complete with missing finger tip.
When I began this image, I started with the parts I associated with him the most ... his white beard and crazy hair. I kept it all very loose and tried to instill an ethereal feeling to the image ... and then the blood came.