Friday, January 19, 2007

Gimme Indie Rock!


I drew this one after looking through a recent music magazine. It was done in markers, unlike the last one which was drawn in guoache, so that I could keep my drawing more spontaneous and loose. I find when I paint in gouache, the drying time involved forces me to work really slow, which stiffens up my approach. Using markers allows me to work fairly quickly, but the trade off is that it requires some digital clean-up afterwards, whereas goauche goes on nice and flat -- just the way I like it.

This one goes out to Will Oldham, whose music always inspires me.

9 comments:

Byagi said...

This is great - I put together an indie podcast and as I do research on new bands, I run into people like this from time to time.

The work you do is great - glad you share it here.

Adam said...

Great piece, Michael. Keep them coming :)

Anonymous said...

I never understood the populartiy of music magazines. Music is like sports and sex. Fun to do or watch (hear) but deathly dull to read about.

I do understand the popularity of this drawing though, because it's got a great composition. The patterns and lines are active even if the characters are blankly unmoving.

Rob Swizzle said...

Hilarious caption! I concur with your sentiments.

m cho said...

Byagi: Thanks for the nice comments. I'm gald you liked the piece.

Adam: thanks for dropping by again, Adam. Hope your Johnny Cash story is going well.

BMC: Glad it met with your approval, buddy. And you know I draw my characters blankly unmoving just for you.

Rob: Hey, Rob! Nice to hear from you again. Monkey Mondays still make my week brighter.

Steve Simpson said...

sweet

the doodlers said...

The marker is looser, but the gouache has a lovely flat feel. Love the way you use negative space! That girl's 'blankly unmoving' :) stare is a powerful challenge.

CHRIS GEORGE said...

Well done, dude! This piece is really impressive.

doonboy said...

man it is amazing how effective one color is in your hands, well done, I love these