Monday, April 13, 2009

Accordian Guy #2

, music picture
Here's the reward for persisting in making bad pictures--one that I really like! It wouldn't have happened if I hadn't made all those other pictures. What did someone say--that you can't expect to like more than about 25% of the pictures you make.

That 25% really liking, 50% okay, and 25% hating is about right. Well, you won't get the ones you really like without making lots--unless of course you're really good....sigh.

But this made me think of the Far Side cartoon with a split frame--on the top an angel is handing someone a harp and saying "Welcome to Heaven--here's your harp" and on the bottom the devil handing someone an accordion and saying "Welcome to Hell--here's your accordion."

I do like harp music, but ultimately, the accordion is more versatile. You can play raucous dance music with is as well as beautiful, moody stuff....

15 comments:

  1. This is brilliant and i love it 100%!! There're a lot of line work going on here. Yet they provide interesting and engaging visual layers!!

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  2. you're drawings are amazing - i can't imagine you disliking even 25%...!

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  3. i really love your blog so i come back again. ;)

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  4. this is so great and so is the last one. Wow. The accordion holds so many connotaions for me, my brother struggled with it, my father played it brilliantly, have you heard Bob Dylan's new album? it's loaded with accordion. But beyond al that these are wonderful drawings. Beautiful work

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  5. Lovely work! The patterns in the background remind me of botanical or anatomical illustrations, always favorite inspirations of mine.

    As to accordian music, 25% is great, 50% okay, & that last 25% is what Larson had in mind!

    (And when it comes to my sketchbook, I don't think I'm truly happy with anywhere near 25%-- but I'm okay with that. As you say, that's why we make more!)

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  6. Really beautiful! the line and pattern are very Gustave klimt-ee!

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  7. Wow, you really outdone yourself with this cross hatching and linework. I love the details and how you integrated a pattern into the background.

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  8. there is so much movement in this picture; even the background contributes its own rhythm.
    thank you so much for stopping by my page and commenting on my IF submission; i'm sort of a new blogger here, so your feedback was really encouraging.

    thanks so much! happy drawing!

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  9. lovely work!the background is so wonderful..The entire picture is musical!!

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  10. Seriously WOW.

    Amazing picture. Your work is so incredible.

    I love the things you share with me about your family. It sounded like you had a wonderful night.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  11. Fantastic image! It's so full and expressive. I think I hear the music calling me....

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  12. This is beautiful! I love all of the pattern and texture, and the expression on his face, the story in his eyes...

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  13. That is beautiful : ) Makes me wish my ink wasn't in a moving box somewhere.

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  14. Beautiful. I love your art. I am adding you to the link list on my blog and will be coming back soon.

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