Pencil Drawing of Young Marlon Brando

I was recently asked to draw a young Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront as a leaving present for someone and I thought I’d share it with you here before I add it to a new Famous Portraits page I’ll be adding to the site shortly.

Pencil Portrait of Marlon BrandoYoung Marlon Brando – On the Waterfront

There are many famous images of the Marlon Brando from his illustrious film career, but I was informed that the recipient’s favourite is ‘On the Waterfront’, so I chose this iconic shot of the young Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy, the ex-prize fighting dock worker.

A Special Leaving Present

The pencil portrait, which was drawn 8″ x 12″ (A4) and came with a black card mount, was presented to a Manager who was moving on to a new location by his staff as a very special leaving present. He was apparently very moved by the thoughtful gift, so much so in fact that he had to borrow a tissue to wipe away some tears that were apparently caused by some ‘dust’ that got into his eyes.

So if you’re looking for an original and thoughtful leaving present to give to a special someone, why not get them something that really shows how much you care and that they can cherish for years to come.

Buy this Marlon Brando drawing as an LE Print

If you’d like this portrait of Marlon Brando on your wall, then why not buy it as Limited edition print of the original. I will be selling just 20 prints of the original and each print will be numbered and signed (if you like), by me, the portrait artist. The prints are 12in x 8in in size and the price for each print is just £10.

If you’re interested in owning a limited edition print of this iconic Marlon Brando drawing, or you just want to find out more, please send me an email and I’ll get straight back to you.

Commission Your Own Pencil Sketches of Famous People

If you’re interested in owning pencil sketches of other famous people, I can, of course, do this for you as a commission (and would be happy to do so). It could be a sporting hero, a favourite recording artist, a star of the silver screen, or just a famous person you really like.

You’ll find everything you need to know about the order process on my commission a portrait page.

I look forward to hearing from you.

2 replies
  1. L M Serra says:

    Your work is fantastic. Brando would be proud. You have truly captured his moody character. I was wondering what that wooden piece on his collar is. At any rate, I appreciate your fine work. It was indeed a fine farewell gift.

    • Angela says:

      Many thanks for the kind comment. In answer to your question, I believe that the wooden piece on Marlon’s collar is a ‘longshoreman hook’, which according to my internet search (thank you is a tool used by stevedores (dock workers) before containerisation. It was used to open crates, snag cargo and remove it from ships, etc.


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