Grandkid who just had a birthday is into Godzilla among the usual other usual pursuits of an eleven year old boy. I created this Super Hero poster for him to go with his 50-DVD collection of cheesy sci-fi movies. I threw in a box set of Three Stooges movies just for the heck of it.
It takes awhile for children to grasp the reality of movement. By the time their little hands get to where the ball was, it’s gone.
After deciding on what image to start with my Muse and I argued about what medium to use; paint, pencil…? I chose to go with a very illustrative approach, ink outlines, water color pencil and no background.
When you lose someone very dear to you it’s strange to see how the world continues turning, people keep on doing whatever they’re doing and life goes on. This is for my wife who I miss every day. And for anyone else who has lost a special person. It’s the fourth song I’ve written for her and each one is a personal struggle. It’s my way of coping.
And then, in addition to the emotional hurdles, the microphone on my computer quit working so I resorted to singing into my iPad. It’s not the best audio but it is what it is.
Click on the title just above the photo.
I wrote the tune and the lyrics. A musician friend of mine, Brandy Herbert, arranged the background (http://www.ladyjazzer.com)
I started off with the idea to mix color pencils and water color pencils but I mistakenly used a regular color pencil where I wanted the water color. From then on the drawing kept forcing me to change what I had in mind. I also added a few strokes of acrylic paint where I thought I needed them.
Water color pencil/wash, color pencil, acrylic paint, 8″ X 10″