Who doesn’t love the forgiveness of charcoal? And who better to do in black and white than lead singer of my favorite band, The Cure. Here is Robert Smith in all his howling glory. Good music continues to be the greatest motivator of creation for me: it just sets my brain on fire.

Hands-down, my favorite music video of all time is “Take On Me” by A-ha. It is because of the distinctive sketch-drawings in motion. Morten Harket is also one of the most beautiful humans ever to be born, and that of course helps. I tried to imitate that sort of sketching by drawing eyes in that fashion…

There is something to be said about the lovely organic feel of black and white charcoal in this age of machines.

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