Boys: I love the opposite species very much but don't often let them grace the pages of my sketchbook. Who knows why?
(maybe because they don't have luscious hips and i can't put them in dresses and heels.) (maybe not? Lets not delve too far into my heart.)
So to rectify this problem, I am beginning by drawing James Mercer, lead singer of the Shins, who i hold a profound admiration for. The only band that has travelled with me and my ears through highschool and into adulthood, the Shins music holds for me a wealth of nostalgia. I remember being 16 and lying on my bedroom floor, drawing faces in purple gel pens, listening to pink bullets on my mp3 player, and i remember being 19 and listening to wincing the night away whilst playing scrabble and eating too much sugar with new friends. At 20, I'm still particularly fond of the enchanting tunes of that portland band, while the rest of my cd's from teenage-hood lie dormant in the back of my cupboard.
Unfortunately, the Shins have kind of dissolved, but Mercer is still making amazing music, This time turning to Dangermouse to collaborate on the new musical project Broken Bells. All i can say is superb!
So, here is my illustration, Inspired by Mercer's musical stylings, and the need to project some masculinity into my art.