So, here is the deal. I just got hooked on this clip from You Tube. The "song" is called "I am Very Glad, Because I'm Finally Going Home."
Well, watch it. And, try not to get it stuck in your head. If you are able to fight that off and not get it stuck in your head, then well...you are dead inside.
Sure. This will blow over. But, for the time being, my obsessiveness is winning, and this song (especially the video clip) just makes me laugh. I just can't help but smiling.
Anyway, I wanted to draw this guy. I drew one quick sketch a couple days ago, and it was terrible. I rushed it. For some reason, it's always easier for me to draw from a live model...I guess the energy is just different. Drawing from a screen-grab of a blurry 1976 clip on You Tube isn't exactly lively. So, this time, I grabbed the Bic fine ball point pen as it gives me more shading control and drew this tiny portrait. It's not perfect...just better than my previous attempt. It's always hard to draw a portrait (especially small) with a pen and get the face size and layout correct. Getting the likeness down is a pain sometimes. But, I think this one worked out a little. Either way, it was still fun to listen to this crazy song and sketch this guy from Russia...who is gaining fame one again. I'm sure he never would have seen that coming at 75 years old.
Finished Size: about 1.5" x 2.5"