Friday, February 10, 2012

The Last Verse

Another dig through the old photo box turned up a little Polaroid shot of a friend in the apartment my first husband and I rented in Norfolk, VA.   Lee and my husband, Bob, were close friends and were stationed together on the same ship in the Navy.   The guitar case and a little mandolin on the wall in the 1977 photo inspired a new story in my mind.  The figure became a country musician, finishing a song he would record on his first album.   I used the photo as a starting point and went from there.   I had at first thought to sketch the entire thing in monochromatic sepia tones, but a red shag rug cried out to be a major player.

1 comment:

  1. You have really captured the feel of the seventies in this sketch.