I decided to do a series of caricatures of "old time" musicians because I find their facial features very interesting. Many worked in the mines or fields back in the 30's, 40's, and 50's so the years of hard labor really show not only on their bodies but the music as well. The first one I am working on is of banjoist Roscoe Holcomb. He is from Virginia and it's mines. Roscoe is a well known banjoist who has influenced many players including myself. His music is haunting and he sings as if his soul is trying to escape.
This is the first preliminary sketch. I want to refine it and exaggerate his features a bit more. Once I get it to my liking, I will place it into Painter to apply color. This will be my first Painter project so I am excited and leery at the same time. I will post the various stages of the piece as it develops.
It is very warm here in Maine so I am going to try to enjoy the outdoors this weekend. Have a lovely weekend and keep on drawing!