Tuesday, March 24, 2009

This Week's Brians


reccardi said...

NAILED the mouth in #1, left drawing. That pose is prevalent throughout 1980's "good timing: Live at Knebworth" where he is shot from side view most of the show.

Emily said...

Hey Chloe,
You're an absolutely amazing artist. What pencils do you use??

Chloe Cumming said...

Thanks Mr. Reccardi. I like that you pop out for my Brian drawings.

Not sure Brian was in a terribly good way in 1980.

Hi Emily,

Well, in these I probably used just a B mars lumograph. No actually, I sometimes start with a really hard pencil for pale lines, then ones the basic structure is there go in with darker ones.

I don't think nice pencils make a person better at drawing, but sometimes having nice pencils can help focus the mind.

Thomas said...

I think you really did capture something about him. Were they done from photos, or video?

I went to see Brian Wilson at a signing at Tower records about 8 years ago. He was so uncomfortable, he had his eyes trained on the table in front of him, where he was doing the autographs. His mouth was clenched shut. He didn't make any eye contact or say anything. He looked like his father.

On the other hand I saw him perform about 10 years ago, when he started performing again. He was nervous for the first half, but then loosened up and started playfully joking around with the audience.
On stage, during a break, he was pouring himself a
glass of water from a pitcher, and he said to the audience, " I wish you all had cups, so I could come around and give you all some water." Then he said," No, no, no, it's all for me!"

Trevor Thompson said...

I love these, Chloe! Are you still making plans to conquer Los Angeles?

- trevor.

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