Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Son House

Here's a wallpaper for those who'd like one to kick things off again. I've been experimenting with some new materials, testing some new waters, and been having alot of fun. Mark English once said that the reason artists get frustrated with their art or feel like they hit walls is because they're not learning, not trying new things. Truer words never spoken.

The image above is of one of my favorite blues artists, Son House. I had a great Uncle who played a harmonica when I was 5, and I always was captivated on how he moved and felt the music he played. It's one of those memories I appreciate now that I'm older. I know Blues is a subject matter that many illustrators are drawn too, and it's easy to see why. Aside from our art heroes' influence, it also is a extremly admirable trait to channel such raw emotion and energy, and create something honest, dirty, and true such as many true blues musicians do. Here's one of my favorites, accompanied by the awesome cover by the Stripes -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jN5vqEyV7g - Son House version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fM2qhG8mA4&feature=related - White Stripes Cover

Keep checking by for new updates. Take care and God Bless -

1 comment:

Kenny Callicutt said...

nice piece chris. Oh and thats a nice drawing too.