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Friday, May 01, 2009

Every Day In May 2009 - Voices



May is here again and after taking part in Every Day In May last year I thought I'd jump back in with another challenging theme. Last year I chose the theme 'Voices' and illustrated some of my favourite quotations in a handmade Khadi sketchbook. You can view the pages HERE.

I was trying to think of a theme all morning, infact I was driving myself nuts with the whole thing. Then my Aunt Sallyanne came up with the genius idea to continue this year with Voices but this time illustrate songs.
It's Sallyannes birthday today, her favourite group are The Bee Gees and they happen to have sung a track entitled 'The First Of May', so I made it my first entry.

Happy Birthday Sallyanne!!!




I'm using a Winsor & Newton A6 heavyweight sketchbook for this project which I embelished with a printout of music.





10 comments:

winna said...

I am sure that my looking at last year's Voices and the beginning of this years with the songs will alter my life--it meant so much to me to see all of it---I can not voice nor write the part it will play but play it will. I alsoLove Billy Connelly's stuff!

Liz Steel said...

brilliant!!!! Great idea and I love the sketch.

iva yaneva said...

oh this is so good!! it's almost like you've used a photo and have just hit the sketch effect on photoshop hehe :)
really, with just a few lines you have achieved a great result!
Good luck with the challenge:)

Alex said...

Wow! I just looked back at Voices 08 and thought it was truly brilliant - you really are such an inspirational artist! Can't wait to see this year's EDinM. I'd love to have a go but as we are selling up and emigrating to Australia this month I thought it might be a bit much!

Alex

RHCarpenter said...

What a great way to begin Every Day in May!!!

purplepaint said...

Anita! What an awesome sketch! Great idea too! Would love to see you draw the Beatles!!! One of my all time favorite groups! You're always such an inspiration! :D Marva

Joan said...

Anita - I love the idea for this, and you started with my favorite group!!! Nicely sketched!!!

Owen said...

Promises to be a great month :) I'm in too and posting at my new location. My theme is "tiny paintings" which I am creating for my wife.

I look forward to checking in on your stuff Anita.

Ann said...

Wonderful! I look forward to seeing this journal filling up!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

A very nice start. Love the way you linked the darks.