This video explains the project I’m currently working on. I’m making 100 original small works and sending them to whoever requests one. Requests can be made by signing up for a free Twitch.tv account and watching one of my Saturday streams: http://twitch.tv/kellyhowlett (3pm CST or 20:00 UTC)
The Sketchbook Project often has some cool challenges to participate in and Songs to Draw From is the latest one I’ve taken part in. I really liked the concept of the challenge; you find a song you’re inspired by and create a 4×6 inch illustration.
From the playlist they provided, I chose “Monotronic (Secret Circuit remix),” by Museum of Love. It was something I hadn’t heard before and it felt the most like my work. The repeating line in this remix is:”The waking world was never meant for me.”
I love the idea of paintings having a soundtrack and it’s something I’ve talked to other artists about as well. It’s not uncommon for me to choose a song and listen to that song on repeat until a work is finished.
It started with this concept sketch and here are the in-progress photos:
Here is the finished illustration:
Prismacolor pencil and india ink, 4 inches by 6 inches.