"Think" (Malcolm X) Drawing by Jackie Grawe

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Malcolm X scale of size (see the pastels?)
Just getting started, I do my best work early in the morning!

Art Description

Drawing: pastel, paper, Color on Paper.

Inspiration behind the artwork was the fact that Malcolm X taught himself how to read by copying the entire dictionary while in prison. Malcolm X will kick off a series of portraits titled “Freedom Fighters, Rebels and Heroes”, A collection of portraits meant to honor those who took a stand.
“In my slow, painstaking, ragged handwriting, I copied into my tablet everything printed on that first page, down to the punctuation marks. I believe it took me a day. Then, aloud, I read back, to myself, everything I had written on that tablet. Over and over, aloud, to myself, I read my own handwriting.”*
*(excerpt from “Learning to Read” by Malcolm X)
I hope this pastel drawing will inspire those trying to achieve a goal despite the odds. I LOVE an inspirational story of success and regeneration.
The blending of pastels and the tan toned paper took some time in creating, but I wanted the classic color palette, and his penetrating gaze to awaken the viewer to stay on task with their own goals.


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"Think" (Malcolm X)

Jackie Grawe

United States

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Size: 18 W x 24 H x 0.1 in

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