Tuesday, June 26, 2012

7 of 40: One Direction

"What Makes You Beautiful" might be one of the worst songs I've ever been caught singing. With a Hansen Brother's kinda of tune this song just might epitomize what is wrong with pop music today. I told myself I would do these drawings no matter how much I enjoyed or disliked the band so here it is. Basically the producers of one direction have distinguished each of these cookie cutter boys with a fancy haircut so that is all that separates them in my image as well. Seeing if the graphic design works for these, I'm not convinced, but also not totally ashamed of it. Scheduling is hard as I am posting this a little before midnight but I am sure to get this schedule right soon.

Monday, June 25, 2012

6 of 40: Rhianna

Its getting harder and harder to get these done but even though I might have taken a bit of a short cut here, I think it turned out well.  Kind of a far cry from some of the others but I am pleased with the results.  Not a huge fan of the song this represents "Where Have you Been." It's pretty repetitive and unoriginal...so my picture is apropos. Ha! I kill me.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

5 of 40: Katy Perry

Had to go to class today so this had to wait until I got home.  I will say I looked at one video of her performing "Wide Awake," which this is supposed to represent, at some musical awards show and got this idea from her performance. Doesn't look anything like her but I will say it pleasantly reminds me of vintage alcohol posters. To be on time I need to publish this by midnight so I will spend very little time on the post. Night!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

4 of 40: Fun. & Janelle Monae

"We are Young." I love this song and actually it has fallen one slot to Katy Perry's, "Wide Awake," since I drew this last night. Nate Ruess is the lead vocals for Fun. and Janelle Monae adds a beautiful etherial melody to this anthem for todays youth. I thought if I completely ignore the other members of Fun. for simplicity sake, Nate and Janelle are equally at the heart of why I enjoy this song. So they share center (1/2 and 1/2) stage in my drawing. The picture is a bit freakish together but if you cover one side of the screen then the other, you actually can get a good sense of their likenesses. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

3 of 40: Adam Levine and Wiz Khalifa

You can deny the catchiness of this song but why bother.  I know this is just another case of two musicians cashing in on the success of each other but does that really matter when I am singing their high falsetto hooks at the top of my lungs in the shower? Sadly, the answer is no. I am pretty happy with the two likenesses here, granted Levine kinda looks like an anime character, but the tattoos are pretty fun and I believe respectable facsimiles of the real things.  The song is called "Payphone" so I totally stretched my imagination an placed them in a phone booth, BRILLIANT! I gotta work on being more creative with my ideas and these solid-ish background although easy and speedy to do are gonna get old real fast. Thanks for reading!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

2 of 40: Gotye and Kimbra

It's only day two but I am already bored of the microphone pose so I think I will not do that for the next one or any after that (don't quote me on that).  I've set myself up with a little schedule for doing these.  It requires a little better time management in the morning and a dedication to not go to bed too late at night, which isn't working out too well yet.  "Somebody that I used to know" is number 2 on the US top 40 as of yesterday and it happens to me one of my favorite songs. Happy with the color on here, not super thrilled with her pose or their likenesses. Well I guess that is what practice is for.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

1st of 40: Carley Rae Jepsen

In an effort to keep my creative juices flowing after coming back from ICON7 in Providence, Rhode Island. I have decided to do a drawing a day for 40 days. Now as most of you know this can be very daunting task to keep up but I believe by setting this goal for myself I will keep my hand in the game and hopefully improve my "famous people" drawing skills. For this challenge I have decided to do the US Billboard top 40 which this day just happens to be a woman by the name of Carley Rae Jepsen who is blowing up the charts with her bubble gum pop song, "Call me Maybe"