Friday, 16 December 2011

Jazz, Blues and Book Up!

Well well well!
Recently I've been listening to a lot of jazz and blues to ease my gloomy mood because of my hand. I've been doing a bit of drawing here and there, but nothing really noteworthy. 
At the moment I'm scanning in sketchbook pages so that I can do an overhaul on the sketchbook section of my website. I think I'm going to have to get someone to help me sort it out, because the way I was taught to do it meant creating a separate page for each illustration, and not just doing an image swap... I don't quite understand why we didn't do that, but nevermind. Perhaps it was because of the scroll bar. 
In the end I'm going to have a separate little icon for each sketchbook, so you can browse through each one. It will be far more organised than what is up currently, and I hope that it will also provide some organisation to my sketchbook archives at home too. 

So, Jazz and Blues... I've fallen in love with the music, and just can't wait to get my record player, everything may well sound 100x better than compressed to death mp3 formats. 

Among the artists I quite like at the moment are,
Lightnin Hopkins,
John Lee Hooker,
Robert Johnson,
George Lewis,
Louis Armstrong,
Tom Waits
Sidney Bechet

I had a lovely long talk with the guy that sells blues/jazz vinyl at the vintage market (on now at the Poly, Falmouth). Its really great that he doesn't mind me asking a million and one questions, and sometimes just liking the look of a vinyl cover. I picked up a really good George Lewis vinyl with a beautifully illustrated cover. So I'm well on my way, Robert Crumb's guide in hand, navigating my way through the stars of Jazz and Blues.

The long awaited book 'When the Tree Flew' by Gabrielle Jonas is now up for sale on Barnes and Noble. Take a look!

Its really lovely to finally see my name on something available to the public! 

Hope you all have a lovely Christmas or holiday period, 
I'll be putting up some long forgotten sketchbook work soon, along with some recent stuff!

1 comment:

  1. Ah. Nothing quite like the blues maaaaaan. And love the new sketches!