These were a bunch of drawings I did for a client. Mostly 9 x 12 on Vellum. I think it was for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but it was so long ago, I can’t remember for sure.
The client wanted a bunch of drawing of music celebrities. This was back in the days before the internet. You couldn’t just do a search on Google. You had to go down the Fan Photo stores on Melrose, where they would sell 8 x 10 headshots of famous people. You’d go through them like you were shopping for 12″ inch record albums on display. You also had to pay for each photo individually.
I don’t know if there’s much need for this type of work any more now that kids can just comp up something from an image search.
My hope was that the client would want to pay for illustrations. But that never happened. A lot of these jobs never got beyond the sketch stage. Sometimes they would hire a better or more famous artist to do the finishes.
These were fun to do and if I am remembering correctly, they paid me well. I’m getting into the mindset that if I want to do a project like this again, I’m going to have to generate one for myself.
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