Started work on the finish of “Love Ballad”. I was not sure if I wanted to make the person a man or woman, but somehow, the figure came out androgynous, which is fine. I wanted to make the guitarist somewhat sillhouetted, somewhat as I did in this:
Looking at the this, I can really see how far I’ve come, how much more spontaneous my work is. I slaved, again,for hours over it,and the result is pretty static. I took myself way too seriously back then.
Here’s the Work In Progress of “Love Ballad”.
So, I’ve started on …what’s the name? Too many to choose from. The rock singer. As I originally thought, I’d do a loud colorful drawing, somewhat in the same vein as this that I did a long time ago.
But it’s the time of year when I turn mellow and sentimental. I call it the bittersweet time of year. It’s the time left of summer between Labor Day, and the Equinox. So, a mellower type of healing appealed to me.
So, perhaps “Love Ballad” will be its title. Tranquility, reflection and all that good stuff.
Here’s the sketch.
Yes, doing artwork is good therapy…..for me at least. It gave me a reason to live, when depression was clouding my perceptions as to the quality of my life. These days, I’ve been so busy, that it is literally a flower a day. So, rather than ruin the surprise of the finish of “Floral Overload” I will present a detail….one flower. This is a close-up of the iris.
Next pic? I’ve just recently been to a rock concert, and was impressed by the drama of the visuals. I remember a fantastic inner cover of a “Wings” album (back when the artwork on a record cover was a dramatic statement in itself.) It was a realistic, yet exaggerated painting of a rock concert. It stuck in my mind long since my record collection faded into CD’s….faded into Mp.3’s…faded into ipods, my smartphone (and who knows what’s next).
Also, a friend’s scizophrenic relative did sort of an art brut version of a rock concert. Very impressive, very dramatic.
So, after “Floral Overload” is finished, I shall enter the world of Hard Rock.