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Drawing Dolores O’Riordan

When the world sadly found out that Dolores O’Riordan passed away on 15 January 2018 it was a shock to Cranberries fans around the world. I wanted to draw a picture of Dolores and found this one from one of the Cranberries’ performances.

This was my process to draw Dolores from a screen capture of when the Cranberries performed “Zombie” on Late Show with David Letterman – in November 1994. I normally create a 1″ x 1″ grid on the picture then on the paper where I’ll draw the picture. Here are a series of pictures of that process.

Here’s the screen capture of the YouTube video from which I decided to draw the picture.

Screen Capture

Screen Capture – Dolores O’Riordan

The first step for me was to create a 1″ x 1″ grid so I can transfer the image to my drawing sheet. I do this to get a close to the original as possible.

Creating a 1x1 grid

Creating a 1×1 grid




Then I just draw and fix and draw and fix… you get the idea. Here are a series of drawings.





Here is the finished drawing.


Dolores O'Riordan - Unique Voice of the Cranberries

Dolores O’Riordan – Unique Voice of the Cranberries



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