Shovels & Rope

Really looking forward to hearing/seeing these guys sing in real life tonight! Ballpoint pen drawing with ink wash.

32/52 A Portrait a Week

Neko Case.  She’s been a steady favorite of mine since my dad bought me Blacklisted the year it came out.  Her songs are beautiful, smart, complex, and a little dark which is exactly what I love.  Her voice is rich velvet, strong, and haunting.  Plus she’s right in my singing range so you can bet…

A Favorite Song

I owe a few ‘portraits a week’ at this point.  And they’re not coming anytime soon… I have 39 more feet of mural to paint in about 9 days.  After that, I hope to get back on track with the portraits. In the meantime, here’s one of my favorites songs in a new incarnation on…

5/52- A Portrait a Week

This is a pencil drawing of a friend of mine.  I saw the photo on facebook and asked her if she wouldn’t mind too much if I turned it into a painting.  She graciously gave me permission and I have started the under-painting for it already. I also did this sketch to help study the…

What I’m Listening To

Andrew Bird.  He’s always in my rotation, ever since I first heard him back in 2004.  His music doesn’t get old and his most recent two albums are my favorites, especially Break It Yourself. If you haven’t seen him live, here’s a video of how he builds the layers of his songs. His music is…