In Freehand III the art professor had us pick a theme that we would use for the rest of the semester. I chose dancing because it was something I enjoyed doing. At fraternity parties I enjoyed being out on the dance floor. Anyway, I chose to go with a cheerful theme.
My first drawing didn’t go over well with the art professor. He considered it too “cartoonish.” That criticism left me extremely frustrated. We talked about solutions. He suggested I try to make the music a physical object around a figure. So, I played with that idea. Well, the result is this drawing below. I’ve continued to experiment with the image and translate into other media.
charcoal on paper, 29" x 36.25"