Doing a project based on whim interest is certainly self-indulgent, but at least it feels like I'm accomplishing something, so it scratches my work ethic itch. And a project like this has the potential to fulfill one of my foremost goals when it comes to the projects that I undertake: to introduce readers/lookers to something that they may not have encountered before. Little gives me more professional satisfaction than to hear that a drawing I did got somebody to pick up a book or read about a historical figure, and I'm hopeful that this series might get someone to hit their old record store.
So, anyway, these aren't the final drawings, but compositional roughs. I've never done square compositions before, and I'm surprised to find that I really like them. They force simplicity in a way that the rectangular stuff doesn't.
Not sure how I'll handle the final art, but I'm guessing I'll use a brush, something I almost never do on comic pages these days.
Anyway, here are a few. Doing these in between Creeps pages.
|The Coon Creek Sisters|
|Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys|
|Ola Belle Reed|
|The Carter Family|
|Sister Rosetta Tharpe|