Yes!! They are loud, talented and artistic. The who made it to the Guinness book of world records as the loudest band in the world in the mid seventies. One of their shows in 1976 was measured at 120 decibels; that’s as loud as a jet’s engine. In today’s standards no band are allowed to play that loud. They are a fascinating band that included one of my all time favorite drummers; Keith Moon. I drew this collage from a set of some of my favorite black and white photographs and gave it a unique format to the design on each one. It measures 24 by 36.
I drew this album cover about 8 years ago and enjoyed the process. A bizarre twist to the drawing is the fact that drummer Keith Moon is sitting on a chair that read “Not to be taken away”! He died within a few weeks after the album’s release.
If you think that was bizarre, how about a fun turnaround to this drawing from one of my favorite masterpieces; “Who’s Next”. For years I thought those were their shadows on the senseless monument; but it turns out they just pissed on it and their album title is more like “Who’s next to go number one?”. Its number one in my book. A tribute to one of my favorite bands.
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I learned to appreciate and enjoy different kinds of musical genres. My taste has extended from the incredible color and sounds of Rock n Roll to the cultural rhythms of Latin American music and art. I have always been a fan of both styles as it has touched my love for the world of art. Both of the drawings of these popular musicians represent the merging of both; art and music.
Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana are two great examples of both themes. The sound transmits into some of the most astounding images for any art fan to appreciate. They portray the glow and delicacy in the art of Rock n Roll.
I completed the Jimi Hendrix image about four years ago. Believe or not for you art fans out there, the challenging part was neither the face or the hair. The background was the most elaborating segment as I gave it a blurry image to make Jimi’s face more prominent. This drawing represents the spirit and heart of the 1960’s as It illustrates color as well as sound.
The drawing of Carlos Santana shows the elegance of the Latin culture in America. Completed in the sepia tone; note that some of the colors on his shirt stand out to give his clothing a more domineering look. Please feel free to comment about the latest works. Its all for you art fans to enjoy.