View Full Version : A little different from my usual stuff

02-11-2001, 07:03 PM
A few weeks ago, I was watching the Ken Burns Jazz mini-series (it was a great series, I highly recommend watching it when they run it again.). Anyway, one of the segments had a young Louis Armstrong performing. That scene kind of summed up the whole program for me. I grabbed a pencil and paper and did a quick gesture drawing of the scene. I wanted to convey a sense of what I saw and felt as I watched the performance. I decided to step away from realism and use a more representational style. Comments?


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02-11-2001, 07:44 PM
Very nice representations. You should think about a freehand and flash for animation. This would look great animated! I especially like the way you choose to "visualize" the music.

"Art is anything you can get away with." -- Marshall McLuhan

02-11-2001, 09:09 PM
Well, I have not been here long, and not familiar with your regular style, (but you can bet I'll be checking it out), and I'm not an expert, but can I find out if this would be available to purchase from you?

My brother is a huge Jazz fan, and he gave me a couple of framed prints in this style, but they were prints of paintings. I'll dig them up and let you know the artist if you'd like. Anyway, I am so taken with this, and know he would love it - so I'd like to find out what you intend to do with it!

[This message has been edited by Ryenke (edited February 11, 2001).]

02-11-2001, 10:39 PM
Thanx, all

It took me a while put this one together. I finally decided on the design of the musicians while looking through graphics software catalog. The mascot for the company is a 3D chrome-headed guy. I liked the idea of keeping the musicians featureless. I decided later to give them hard, sharp edges. I felt it would give them more prescence. I got the idea of representing the music with shapes while listening to Duke Ellington. There's a quality about the Duke's arrangements that give his music an almost physical texture.

Ryenke, I'm flattered! I hadn't given much thought to printing or selling my work. I'll check into printing options. Drop me an email and I'll let you know what I find out.


02-12-2001, 05:40 PM
I like I like I like. Great energy flow, I can almost hear the music http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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02-14-2001, 03:10 AM
cool - you guys don't rely on filters and things - I really admire that. Did you use the image hose in Painter for some of that?


02-14-2001, 08:49 PM

I used some of the specialty brushes that ship as extras with Painter.