My exploration of my old sketchbooks continues.
What struck me this time were the amount of sketches referencing musical instruments and musicians.
This is an oldie from back in the '90s.
I think this one is from the '80s.
Not all that surprised--music is right up there along with my passion for art. And it kills me that I can't learn to play an instrument.
These were drawn during meetings at my day-job back in the grunge decade.
Appropriately, I was taking guitar lessons around this time--and was a miserable failure.
Can't even roughly date this one...
or this tubby fellow.
Never tried to learn an instrument of the orchestra, but...
...when a band program came to my elementary school, I chose the clarinet!
The band teacher told me to forget that; it would only make my buck teeth worse. "Play the trumpet," he
said, "It'll push those teeth back."
Cranky even at the age of nine, I refused to play anything.
So I draw clarinet-ish instruments in my sketchbooks instead.
I've considered taking up the concertina...
...but I probably oughta sell my dust-covered guitar first.
Any buyers out there?
Anyway, thanks for reading!