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Dec
15
2014

A Gallery of all my Aquarium Drunkard Musician/Band Drawings

One of my (many) trouble areas art-wise is facial likenesses. If you follow my work you probably recall that in 2011 I set about trying to improve in this arena via a weekly “portrait night” drawing–you can see the end results in a gallery here. After that concluded, though, I wanted to find a way to make myself draw facial likenesses on a regular basis, even if not as frequent as once a week.

As you can tell by the subjects of the original portrait night project, I really enjoy drawing musicians–so it seemed natural to devise something music related. So, I reached out to the folks behind one of my favorite music blogs, Aquarium Drunkard, and volunteered to do some illustrations for them. They have a regular feature called “The Lagniappe Sessions” in which bands/musicians do covers of some of their favorite songs by other artists and I began doing illustrations for this feature in mid-2012. I’ve gotten too busy at the moment to continue doing it, but I wanted to post a gallery of my drawings here since I haven’t really been posting them anywhere else.

Incidentally, if any artists/illustrators/cartoonists out there are interested in taking up the Lagniappe Sessions mantle, contact Aquarium Drunkard’s Justin Gage.  It’s not a paying gig, but it’s sure great practice!

As with any project of this sort, some turned out better than others. If I had to pick an absolute favorite, I’d probably go with Benjamin Booker. (Also: his self-titled record is fantastic and easily one of the best releases of 2014.) Here they are.

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