9.15.2009

Muddy Waters-Sumi Ink



Took a break from homework last night. Yeah. I did a jazz musician, like everyone does, except that it's Muddy Waters and out of this amazing book of photography of William Claxton , Jazz Seen. It was my Grandpa's and I asked if I could have it and said "SURE!" He's cool.
Being a musician, I get really anal about drawing instruments and seeing how others draw instruments, especially if the strings are drawn all over the place. Well, mine where all over the place, so I scraped them out. Of course it depends, sometimes the looseness works with the piece, Sometimes it harms it, and that balance is a delicate one, and one I try and keep in mind to improve on.
This was allot more than I planned to write. Crits more than welcome, Im all ears.

8 comments:

Theodore Taylor said...

I love what you did with his right arm...

Sam said...

Love it- only suggestion I have is adding some of that cool blueish white to the tie. Isn't it great when something like this comes about? sometimes detours from work prove to be great birthplaces for ideas.

paul said...

i don't think i have ever seen a drum kit drawn remotely accurate. it shits me to tears.
you are starting to make ink your bitch, nice work.

Lamar M said...

really enjoyin the feel of this one. keep it up

robyn hyzy said...

I agree that the right arm is painted beautifully (well my right, technically his left)

I also love your drawing of grandma. Sweet stuff!

See you on the VLP

Tina Sweep said...

Great decision on keeping the guitar less literal, matching with the scratched portrait.

Also just have to say thanks for the comment! Yes, I was at the Society for the night, enjoying the (extremely crowded) show and catching up briefly with friends. I wish I could have met more people, including yourself. Perhaps another show in the future here!

gumkid said...

thanks dude, nice drawing posts man, always loved your sketch book pages

B-Designed said...

I'm loving the loose style.
Everything we do is always in progress or a work of progress. So Question.. What Next? As a study this looks wonderful. But Would you want to apply it to more profound piece? If you were to take this to the next step would you add other elements: incorporate it with another style, play with scale, adding photomontage, collage, typography, photography, blah blah blah.

Overall, I'm inspired by seeing how you continue to hone and broaden your illustration skills/techniques.
Sweeeetness.