Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Illustration Friday: Blue

Sat and thought about the topic 'blue' for quite awhile. It was my wife who suggested that I do a take on the Blues. "But," she said, "that's plural; not singular 'blue.'" I disregarded her objection and went with it. So here's my humble tribute to legendary Bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins (1912-1982). Thanks for the music and the sincerity, Lightnin'.

11 comments:

Ellen said...

This is a great representation of "blue."

Amy said...

Love how everything is blue in your drawing- great way to set a mood. Takes me to a place he's alone and playing somewhere in the dark on a stormy night. Very nice composition as well. The lighting is the perfect way to give away who he is and adds so much interest. Great work!

Tony Sarrecchia said...

That's great. Wonderful illo.

Holly said...

Excellent tribute indeed. I love the lightening. Very creative. Well done.

ValGalArt said...

very, very cool!

krista said...

You did a really spectacular job on the shading of his face. You can almost hear the moody music when yuo look at it. Great Illustration.

carla said...

Very bluesy! I love how he stands out against the lightning-glow background. Excellent, sketchy lines and nice shading. Good job:>

Anonymous said...

I like how you can see the hisory of yoiur lines, also like the blue tonal changes. Great!

Queen Tut said...

Love the change in blues, it sets a great mood!

rubio2d said...

great illo!
A Bluesman was my very first choice too! But....
Very blue picture. Nice mood

GOod work.

Fancy World said...

Oh wow what an awesome illustration and wonderful expression!