Whole lotta art stuff going on this week
Another week down.
I was at a monotype workshop today, pics on that other post.
Speaking of Ricky B., it was time to set up his very own Instagram, even if there’s not real followers yet: https://www.instagram.com/ricky_b_rat/
So, on that note, here’s the favorite Ricky sketch of the week:
I will, of course, continue to post Ricky cartoons on my regular IG too, same as Noah.
Speaking of Noah, he’s up to 775 followers on Facebook.
Well, I guess let’s run down other art stuff while we’re at it.
I decided to start a new sketchbook with a more varied roster of rock star drawings to post on Instagram. I did a spread of Simon Le Bon to start out, from a still of some TV appearance/performance from 1981:
And the favorite of this week’s Bono Mouse sketches, because that project is still hilarious to me:
And I spent a bit of time this week whilst listening to YouTube shows organizing the pics I have in my reference photos of Bono folder to try to keep things straight about what I have and haven’t drawn already, since by the time the sketchbook is fully filled it will probably comprise of a few hundred drawings and I’d like to avoid repeating any.
And there sure are a ton of repeats in the folder where I have the same photo downloaded 4 times over a few months because I kept forgetting I have it. Blech.
Getting back to the gelli prints I mentioned a couple weeks back, I got another sheet drawn on and chopped into business cards, as per the plan I mentioned before:
A few of my favorite resulting cards:
Finally, I registered for a pastels class starting next month. I haven’t used pastels since high school, though I still have a bunch of old pastels in a box somewhere.
Well, I forgot the lesson I learned the last time I dyed my hair dark and had a bad reaction because I did it again… fortunately this time taking Reactine for 3 days nipped that shit in the bud.
Will I remember the lesson the next time I’m bored of my hair color? Time will tell.
I still haven’t found the perfect clarinet ligature but I tried a couple solid options.
My teacher asked me this week what I’m dying to learn to play and I realized that I have no clue, lol. I’m drawn to the sound of a clarinet but as for repetoire, especially beginner-friendly repetoire? Beats me…
I do have the urge to learn to play the stuff I programmed as MIDI with faux-clarinet patches in Pro Tools. Beyond that, no clue.
I do feel every so often driven to brush up on piano and learn to play and sing some songs that might be kinda jazz-adjacent. Stuff like old David Sylvian, etc… Of course, that’s aside from the clarinet issue.
What else… well, I forgot to take pics in the garden yesterday and didn’t get home til after dark today, so we’ll leave that til next week.