Sunday, April 27, 2008
Illustration Friday- Wrinkles
This is a painting I did my sophomore year of Undergrad at Kendall College of Art and Design. The professor was Jon McDonald and he really encouraged us to do an illustration of a Blues singer for this particular project. I don't remember the name of this man, I think. Muddy Waters? maybe? Either way, since being introduced to the blues and jazz through illustration, I've gone to see some other singers and musicians. Des Moines is a great place to see some down home blues. I even live next to Steve George, who has been inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame. Not too shabby. I love the culture surrounding the blues...all the experiences, hardships and successes. Wrinkles are a lot like the blues.