Monday, February 24, 2014

Michelle Dickens- 69 Love Songs

When I first heard "Zebra," the sweetness of the melody and use of accordion reminded me of carousel music. Invoking Victorian-themed imagery, I set out to capture the fleeting, dream-like quality of this song with this fantasy illustration.

Kyle Smart - 69 Love Songs

'I think I need a new heart'

Somehow 2006 passed me by without this album, what a lovely set of songs. Again, using this as an opportunity to try some new digital techniques.

Elisabeth Alba - 69 Love Songs

 I uh... don't listen to Magnetic Fields and had no idea what their 69 love songs were! So I looked through all the song titles and "Abigail, Belle of Kilronan" caught my eye, since it sounded like it could be historically based. The lyrics tell the tale of a young man off at war, imagining how his love, Abigail, will someday be the beauty of County Galway. I decided to paint Abigail, praying for her love to come home.

Tried something new... painted it all first with my favorite matte ink (Dr. Ph Martin's Black Star) then layered the color on top. So here is the black and white version... (scanned it in case the color didn't go well)

Daniel Nyari - Favorite Love Story

Yo Month Of Love, I’m really happy for you, Imma let you finish but Yeezy has one of the best love stories of all time!

Lee Moyer - 69 Love Songs