Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole
(May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997)

This is my tribute to Iz, a famous Hawaiian musician.
He became famous outside Hawaii when his album Facing Future was released in 1993. His medley of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "What a Wonderful World"
was subsequently featured in several films, television programs, and commercials.
Through his consummate ukulele playing and incorporation of other genres (such as jazz and reggae),
Iz remains one of the major influences in Hawaiian music over the last 15 years.


Stevie Ray said...

This is so amazing. While trying to learn ukulele .. I always looked at his videos. He's so inspirational! :) Lovely stylized painting of him, so fun!!!!


LaStrìa said...

I like it very very very much!

Bobby Chiu said...

wow... lovely character design! Great subject as well.

damon said...

cool drawing

Chris Kennett said...

Awesome caricature! Your style is always a joy.

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Jenea said...

I know this great hawaian musician!
When I listen His songs, I am feeling like in Paradise...