I just wanted to say how heartbreakingly sad and truthful I found your drawing and commentary about your Klavier artwork. I have just been starring at the pictures and rereading your thoughts and it literally has made me shed tears. You completely hit the mark, in my opinion, with him being a workaholic and I had my own idea that he is a very traditional Leo always wanting to be the best and put the best show on for others. I just really wanted to say I loved it, and I wanted to thank you for it
Idea: Klavier is a workaholic and barely ever gets any sleep, but he never lets on because I’m a rock star, I can’t let down my fans!
but all the people closest to him are betraying him and the press is getting invasive because it’s the dark age of the law and your brother and best friend are corrupt, so what are you hiding? and he’s almost 30 but he started his careers early so he feels much, much older
his life is collapsing around him and he wants to get mad and scream and fight, or even kill his brother in his cell because how dare he do this
but the only thing he has energy for is smiling and laughing and doing his jobs, because music and the law are all he thinks he can control and if he works hard enough, maybe he’ll be ok
Spoonster and I went to figure drawing at EMU for the first time a couple weeks ago because Michigan stopped offering free figure drawing because of “problems allocating resources” or something. EMU is still a pretty damn good deal, though. A 15 minute car ride from Michigan plus a $5 fee to have a model for 3 hours… how could we not take it? (hey if you’re in the AA area and I know you we can carpool you up there wink wink)
Here are the better drawings from that first trip. That session was all long poses, and there I was with my sketchbook, oops— so I had fun.
That’s ballpoint pen, Prismacolor marker, brush pen, and crayola crayons because they’re fun, damn it.
I’m doing the layout for that magazine now— the article is about modernist cuisine and molecular gastronomy. I did two test illustrations of WD-50’s eggs benedict for my drafts and… I really like them… but they’re too small to just clean up and use for the final versions… why….