Covering Vinyl: The Who It’s Hard
I’ve decided to take on a new challenge for the blog. I’m taking a page out of Covered‘s book and will be taking a record cover and doing my best to draw it in my “style.” I started flipping through my small record collection and quickly settled on The Who’s It’s Hard because, well, it’s got a pretty basic design and has an arcade game in it–Atari’s Space Quest, a game I’ve never heard of and clearly isn’t being played in the actual picture. Here’s the original.And here’s my rendition, my apologies to, well, every member of the Who. And finally, the two Whos side-by-side. I still don’t consider myself much of an artist, but it’s interesting looking at the finished product and seeing what I didn’t do quite so well and how little things change the composition. Take Pete Townsend for instance (the guy on the left). By accidentally changing a few aspects of his jacket, it looks like he’s leaning in more towards the viewer in my version. I’m still having a lot of trouble with hands and faces (especially noses), but I have a great time drawing and will hopefully be able to keep up with doing one a week. If anyone else is interested in joining me in Covering Vinyl, drop me a line and we can trade links.