Continuing the theme of 80’s rock stars I liked as a kid as they look today, here’s a sketch of everyone’s favorite heavy metal elf, Ronnie James Dio. Dio had (still has, I think) this amazingly powerful voice that looked downright bizarre coming out of a 5’4″ slip of a guy who must have weighed barely 100 lbs. He gained stardom as the lead singer of Rainbow, did two studio and one live albums with Black Sabbath after Ozzy left, then headlined his own band Dio. I still love the Sabbath albums.
In case you haven’t noticed, I was a serious metal head in high school. While my musical tastes have expanded greatly, I still love that old head-banging rock… but no hair bands, PLEASE.
Sign up for the latest news, Caricature Workshops and more!
147 Just added dates for Atlanta and London, spots still available in Dallas and Toronto! https://www.tomrichmond.com/product-category/workshops/
- Classic Rock Sketch Series (38)
- Freelancing (152)
- General (1,197)
- Illustration Throwback Thursday (40)
- It's All Geek to Me! (52)
- Just Because… (1)
- MAD Magazine (549)
- Mailbag (534)
- Monday MADness (178)
- News (773)
- On the Drawing Board (159)
- Presidential Caricatures (47)
- Sketch O'The Week (560)
- Surf's Up Dept. (29)
- Tales from the Theme Park (17)
- Tutorials (17)
- Wall of Shame (17)