Bar Room Piano in process

Posted: April 3, 2013 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, music
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the drawing for Old Man Crow’s song “Bar Room Piano” is getting there,
should be finished by the New Moon next week
you can listen to the song here

  1. deanna7trees says:

    your drawings are always magnificent and sometimes a surprise…that owl…love it.

  2. Bronwyn says:

    Hi Mo, the drawings are becoming so much more confident. The personalities of the characters are really leaping off the page, it’s wonderful!

  3. Carol says:

    Just great, Mo, I love the expression on the Pianist!

  4. margaret johnson says:

    How COOL is this!! Love the sketch of Old Man Crow himself at the piano. Really LOVE the song Rod. Would have to be a favourite.
    PS Mo, feathers are coming together as I speak. You should have them next week. ox

  5. nadia says:

    I gotta show this drawing to my granddaughters who draw and play piano…such spirit!
    best, nadia

    • Mo Crow says:

      thanks for having a look Nadia now the trick is retaining the liveliness and trying not to overwork it before it’s done, would love to own an A1 scanner!

  6. deedeemallon says:

    I NEVER listened to audio clips (shame on me) (well, not shame on me – it just fit with how I read online NOT to) until that day a few weeks back when I found myself listening to ‘candlelight’ at 4:30 in the morning, so now I listen to Old Man Crow…

    How long do your drawings generally take?

    Besides the wonderful characters in this one, I love how the piano bows forward and at its top edge, as if the music coming forth is bending rules of the time/space continuum (maybe I better go drink that second cup of coffee??!!)

    Have a great day.

    • Mo Crow says:

      Hi Dee, thanks for having a look! I give each drawing a month from New Moon to New Moon allowing the time of waxing up to the Full Moon for developing the idea & then get all the lights and darks in place & balanced with the waning to the Dark Moon. At the end of the series in 2015 I will go back to the beginning and add a dash of red and whatever else is obviously needed to each one to give the set a sense of cohesion. This gives time for the side projects to grow too like the cloth stitching, thread twining, bone carving & feather binding. On a focused morning I get 4-5 hours done before going out to work gardening but on the messy wild unfocused days I spend a lot of time fiddling about with just a bit of drawing here then a bit of stitching or whatever there, visit all the favourite blogs, write e-mails and dream.

  7. dinahmow says:

    Chuckling at this one 🙂 Somewhere, I have a linocut of a Piano Tuna.

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