Prince Rogers Nelson died last week and it wasn’t til his death that I realized that Prince was his real name, not a stage name. Though he looked many years younger, Prince Nelson was actually 57 years years old, approximately the same age as my youngest brother, who happens to be a big Prince fan. It’s always sad to see someone younger pass away, especially someone who probably had a lot of creative music left inside him. Nonetheless, his musical output was prodigious and plentiful and as a result there will be lots of Prince recordings and videos to enjoy for years to come.
About The Drawing
Done primarily with art markers, this quick sketch depicts PNR standing on a mountaintop holding a traveler’s umbrella to shelter himself from the “purple rain”. It is meant as a tribute to a talented artist, who was able to ascertain a certain amount of greatness which his fortuitous skill and talent. Not many are able to do this, thus Prince is pictured alone.
The moon displays Synchronous rotation, meaning it undergoes one rotation for each orbit around the earth. The result is that from planet earth, we always see the same side of the moon. This scientific explanation may explain how over time viewers from this planet have attributed human facial characteristics to the “face” of the moon.
This week’s topic for Illustration Friday is Ink. To my way of thinking there are two ways of approaching this. One, you can draw a picture of an actual object, such as a pen or bottle that contains the dark liquid substance, we know as ink. The other method would be to execute a drawing on paper using ink as a medium. This is the path I chose, showing how black ink can be used to create an abstract drawing. Hope you enjoy.
This week’s theme at Illustration Friday is “Heart”. Kind of a nebulous theme, but for my inspiration I browsed through some heart-shaped images done by Jim Dine, a wonderful pop-style artist and superb printmaker. Here I found hearts in a row, which became the central them of this picture. Hope you enjoy.