Friday, September 30, 2011
Entry 129: Mini-Blast
Last week's Periscope studio sketch challenge was "favorite Musicians". I didn't have time to participate in the challenge, in fact it would seem that no one had time to participate since there were no entries for the week, but it got me remembering this drawing I did of Lou Reed back in 2002.
I'm a big Velvet Underground fan. I got a best of cd in 1999 that I liked a lot, but in 2001 I got the box set and that's when I really fell in love. Around the time that I did this piece I was listening to them a lot. It was a pretty lonely time for me and listening to the VU was like hanging out with a good friend. There were times, in the middle of the night when the world outside my apartment was asleep and the light on my drafting table seemed like the only light in a sea of dark, where it felt like Lou Reed was singing just to me across time and through my headphones.
When I did this piece I had just bought my first set of Radiograph pins and I was so amazed with how fine I could now draw lines. This drawing was done in a 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 sketchbook.
Here's another musician piece from that same sketchbook done around that same time.
As my two year old daughter would say- "Catch you on the flippy, alligator."