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A Quick WIP

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:

 

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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”.

 

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I love Rock N Roll, so put another 99 cents in my iPod, Baby

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.

 

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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.

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A Flower a Day Keeps the Psychiatrist Away

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.

 

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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.