Mark Knopfler's birthday is August 12. He is better known as the lead guitarist and vocalist for the rock group Dire Straits. Even before I knew anything about playing the guitar, I knew Mark had his own thing happening on the instrument. His gnarly right picking hand was always contorted in a way that no other guitarist's was. Back in the '80s when it seemed every rock guitarist was sweep picking and finger tapping, to me Knopfler's style seem really cool.
Illustration created with watercolor and India ink.