Itâs been a musical period indeed. As well as drawing the illustrations for Sageâs Copper Gone album and the art for our own 7â single released last week I did this illustration for US spoken-word poet Katie Wirsing. Weâve only just been able to rub our eyeballs over the finished product and weâre deeply impressed by how beautiful the print is! Iâve been waiting quite a long time to share this.
We know Katie via her place in the extended Sage-based circle of humans, as a compatriot of Buddy Wakefield and Andrea Gibson, Leigh having toured with them a couple of years ago. She asked if Iâd do an image for her new album and of course I saw the opportunity for some hardcore pen action and went for it. Itâs all nib pen and ink, no fineliners this time. The idea is taken from the title – an exquisite revolver pre-loaded with love, but you have to squeeze the human-heart handle and trigger hard before itâll fire. And even then, you never know if itâs going to be a Yes or a No. Soâ¦are you gonna take the risk and make someoneâs day?
The CD cover (no vinyl on this one, though itâd make a fine cover) has been letter-pressed by Stumptown and you can see the wonderful silver and grey prints produced at the same time coming off the Heidelberg here:
Hereâs the CD, and below it, the full art and sketch plus some lettering that wasnât used.
See full post here: Inkymole2014-04-24.