Thursday, May 24, 2007

Birthday portrait

This is a sketch for a drawing that I will be creating for a friend's 50th birthday. I've toyed with images previously and finally decided on a composition (except for the guitar - it won't be in that position and I'm trying to sneak a photo of one of his).

The drawing will be a retrospective with him as a teenager and as he is now. He's still a teenager at heart, he just has more spending money now.


Katherine said...

What a nice idea Jeanette. I sometimes think that the older teenagers are even worse than the young ones when it comes to their guitars!

The fact that most professional musicians keep on playing right through their 40s, 50s, 60s and into their third age provides a meaningful context and a safe alternative to the motorcycle for those losing their hair and having fond memories of their youth.

Jeanette said...

Katherine, I dread to think of the number of guitars he has currently, he probably collects them like I collect art supplies! :)

But an equally beautiful form of expression in the arts.