Monday, January 11, 2010

I've Got the Blues

8.5 x 10"
Charcoal, graphite, acrylic

John Sandford, AD for Cicada magazine, was very generous in selecting me as the spot artist for the March/April issue. Its a pretty sweet deal; you get to do a series of spot drawings and one full page piece, all under one theme. Dear friends MR, Kali, and Sam have all been featured in past issues, and I certainly didn't want to disappoint!
I've been listening to old Delta Blues recordings lately, plus I paid a recent visit to Kingston Mines (one of the best blues clubs in Chicago), so the time was ripe to put some imagery to the music.

Robert Johnson

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Leadbelly

Son House

I will update this post with a 5th portrait of Memphis Minnie, one of the few true blues women.
I'll also post the full page with some type. Enjoy!

7 comments:

Sam Bosma said...

Great great great.

Dustin d'Arnault said...

NIce!

Sam Bosma said...

I forgot to mention that I love the type. Really nice job.

Kyler Dannels said...

Awesome. I also love the type.

rinaj said...

this looks awesome. I really enjoy the frist painting. And I like your painting/drawing style a lot overall.

Alejandro Gonzalez said...

Lookin good man

Alexis said...

these are absolutely wonderful and dreamy