Portrait of John Muir

Monday, July 19, 2010

John Muir is another personality whose portrait I was to draw for the new series of famous men t-shirts by Buffalo Jackson Trading Co. (ex Buffalo and Company). You can see other famous men portraits I have done and read about this assignment of mine using the corresponding links after this post. Muir is evidently one of those wise men who ought to be respected everywhere in the world. He was a naturalist and environmentalist who advocated preservation of wilderness in the United States of America. John Muir’s efforts to protect American nature had led to establishing of Yosemite National Park in California which beauty now mesmerizes around three millions tourists yearly (I wish I could see those ancient forests, great mountains and amazing waterfalls with my own eyes). Muir is also known for his long distance hiking travels, and one of the most popular hiking trails in California was named in his honor (John Muir Trail). I am sure this man led an interesting life full of adventures and contemplation of the beauty of nature. He was kind and talented enough to share a bit of his life with us in his books which never cease to be popular. John Muir described his life and outlook, his hiking trails and his adventures in his fascinating literature legacy.

Luckily, it’s not difficult to find a photo of John Muir in the Internet, so I used one to draw the portrait of John Muir – a great man whose deeds are not to be forgotten by any American. And following my good tradition I have also made a video to show you the process of portrait drawing. I hope you will enjoy it.

Portrait of John Muir

portrait of John Muir
John Muir

My other famous men portraits:
Portrait of Ernest Hemingway
Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt
Portrait of General Robert E. Lee
Portrait of Ernest Shackleton
Lewis and Clark Portraits


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