Depp Is An Avid Oil Portrait Artist
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN star JOHNNY DEPP has an alternative career lined up should he ever decide to quit acting - he's a keen portrait artist.
The Hollywood actor has been nurturing his talent for years and picks up a paintbrush whenever he has difficulty sleeping.
And he's been honing his talents by creating oil portraits of his literary heroes and celebrity pals.
He tells Vanity Fair magazine, "I started painting people I admire, like (author Jack) Kerouac, Bob Dylan, Nelson Algren, Marlon Brando, Patti Smith, my girl (Vanessa Paradis), my kids. I painted (late journalist) Hunter (S. Thompson) a couple of times (and) Keith Richards.
"What I love to do is paint people's faces, you know, their eyes. Because you want to find that emotion, see what's going on behind their eyes."