Thursday, September 1, 2011
The actual lyrics have a lot more meaning than they appear to, but for this drawing they are more simple and straightforward. I am not happy with the folds in the pants, but I decided to just move on.
The lyrics are from "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall".
Friday, August 12, 2011
One of my favorite lines. I have had a picture stuck in my head about this one for decades. This one isn't as good as the one in my head but it's close!
The lyrics are from "Mr. Tambourine Man". If you're having a bit if trouble reading them they are "Just to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free."
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Just a plain old simple chair. I really did think about doing a fancy one...still might. But I went simple on this so what can I say? I always liked drawings that show that black showing around each item. So that's what I did. Now you may ask why that type of chair is sitting on sand. Good question. I have no idea! :o)
The lyrics are from the song "Don't Fall Apart on Me Tonight".
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Again, this is from my imagination which is something I was working on avoiding. It's a bad habit I have so mostly I have not done it in this moleskine. Now I notice that I'm sliding back into that habit again. The next one will be from a reference. Honest.
The lyrics are from the song "Cat's in the Well".
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Well, not much to say. Completely from the imagination, but inspired by a magazine picture I saw of some children. The poses were similar but they were entirely differemt from these.
The lyrics are from the song "One of us Must Know (Sooner or Later)".
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I hope you can see this. Sometimes it's hard to see animals
when they're seen from an odd viewpoint. These are two of
my late cats. Kittyboy is the white and black one on the left.
Beany is the black one on the right. I took this picture one day,
laughing because Kittyboy hated Beany and wanted no part of him.
This never stopped Beany from trying to be Kittyboy's friend.
The day I took the picture, they were both sleeping. I came in,
Beany woke up, but clearly didn't want to move because (in my
opinion) he knew if he did Kittyboy would wake up and punch him.
So all he moved was his eyeball, to look at me. Kittyboy died
eleven years ago (13 yrs. old). Beany died three years ago
(18 yrs. old). But this picture has made me laugh for all those years.
The lyrics are from the song "Love is Just a Four Letter Word".
They're a little hard to read here, so here they are:
"Outside a rambling storefront window cats meowed till the break of day."
Monday, February 14, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I never do this. NEVER. But there I was in the doctor's office.
And there IT was. All I had was my paint marker. And a pencil.
So I did it. I colored it in later.
And yes, it was a weird scale...not symmetrical. But then neither am I. :o)
The lyrics are from the song "Jet Pilot"
Monday, January 31, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Ten months. TEN months since I've been here. But I'm working on a couple of things. I am a bit rusty. But here is my first go after all this time.
The lyrics are from the song "Sara". They're a little hard to read.
I can still see them playing with their pails in the sand.
They run to the water, their buckets to fill.
I can still see the shells falling out of their hands,
As they follow each other in back of the hill.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Okay, yes, I'm addicted to dark backgrounds. Next drawing I'm going
to try to not use one. This one is actually dark brown, not black. And
the flowers are small. The text is scanning kind of bad, kind of hard to
read. It says, "Suddenly I turned around and she was standing there,
with silver bracelets on her wrists and flowers in her hair."
It's from the song "Shelter from the Storm"
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I had wanted to do a vintage suitcase for a long time and
just hoped someone would put it on the list of challenges.
I wanted to put a dog on top of the suitcase. But since it said a
"filled suitcase" I just put him inside of it.
The lyrics are from "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You"
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Painting silver might be easier. I've never tried
it before. This was colored pencils and some paint.
The lyrics are from "Isis". I had hoped to get these
lines in, but it was too much: "I was thinking about
turquoise, I was thinking about gold. I was thinking
about diamonds and the world's biggest necklace."
I will probably work on the lettering later. Maybe.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Okay, here's the story. This was the first song I ever heard
that made me realize that songs could actually be about
real things. Even tragic things. This is in some ways my
favorite song for that reason. My best friend in high school
had been given several Bob Dylan albums because she was
such a fan of "Like a Rolling Stone". She didn't like any of
the albums because they weren't the rock style he was playing then...
they were older albums. She gave them to me. I can still remember
sitting on my bed listening to this song and being dumbfounded
by the story it told. The innocence of youth.
The song is "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" which is the
true story of a Haitian woman's murder. If you'd like to read the
lyrics they are here: http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/The-Lonesome-Death-of-Hattie-Carroll-lyrics-Bob-Dylan/DA27DBAD96636E8B482569690027CDA8
And speaking of Haitians, you can donate easily to the Haitians now
by texting the word HAITI to 20222 and $10.00 will be billed to
your phone bill and sent to the relief fund. This is the Clinton
Foundation. He is special envoy to Haiti. Please excuse me if you
already knew this.
As to the drawing...can't get it to scan right but I'm posting it anyway.
It's showing things that aren't there.
C'est la vie!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Real Ukrainian egg dyers may poo poo this, and probably
rightfully so. They are absolute geniuses. But this was
fun. Not as meticulous as their work, but fun. The egg
carton lacks a lot in personality too, but hey! What can I say?
The lyrics are from the song "Highlands"
Friday, November 13, 2009
This actually needs some touching up, so I may replace the image
after I've done that. But I want to post it today because I might
wind up putting it off way too long and I'm trying to stay active.
Also, I used a line from a song I have already used, which I hadn't
planned on doing. But I thought of another image I want to use for
the song I first thought of, and so I chose to use this one. I'll do the
other one later.
The lyrics are from "Tangled up in Blue"
Friday, October 30, 2009
This one was done really quickly, just for the heck of it.
No great work, maybe not even good, but just in time for Halloween.
The lyrics are from "Changing of the Guards"
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
My son thought this one should say "When your rooster crows
at the BEAK of dawn" which I thought was pretty funny, but decided
against. I may one day do a series of drawings with plays on words
like that but not this time.
The lyrics are from "Don't Think Twice, it's All Right".
Monday, October 19, 2009
Well it started out good, I think. I thought it would fun to
do a play on words and draw Madame Butterfly instead of a
real butterfly. It came out too cutesy. And then...and this is
the big one...I forgot to allow for the handle of the umbrella.
What's it doing, coming out of her head? Sheesh! I should
have done it more like the Japanese woodcuts. In any case,
here she is.
The lyric is from "Tight Connection to my Heart"
Friday, October 9, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Again with the lettering. I seem to do fine when I'm practicing,
but then I tighten up and blow it on the page. Ah well, back to the practice pads.
The lyric for this drawing is from the song "North Country Blues"