Friday, May 18, 2012

"My Chemical Romance..."

...some "lyrics based" art I made in
Audrey's "My Chemical Romance" themed moleskine.
This is part of the 2012 G8 Moly exchange
over at
Illustrated ATCs.
I had never heard of the band before...
was a bit bummed out about this theme.
the lyrics of their songs did not set well in my mind.
So, I asked
a couple of "younger generation" acquaintances
what they would suggest
I do.
With big smiles and "Ooooh COOL!" commentaries
they pointed me in the right direction.
The music is not half bad...really.
It was simply
the battling of the graphic lyrics and subject matter
with my Muse's artistic preferences
 that had me bamboozled.
The song lyrics I ended up choosing are from the band's hit
"Cemetery Drive".
The cemetery gate drawn here was
inspired by
the style of the east gate of the Elmwood Cemetery in
back in my hometown of
Sycamore, Illinois.
I went back to my roots...and drew what I knew.
Audrey's book has already been passed along
to the next artist and is
expected to return home to her in Quebec, Canada
early this fall.
This Moly exchange is packed with artistic challenge and fun....
and has absolutely opened my eyes
to many new things.
 It keeps that flighty Muse of mine in her toes...:)
Click on image to enlarge...:)

"This night walk the a solitary style
and crash the cemetery gates
in a dress
your husband hates."
~Cemetery Drive
My Chemical Romance


Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Eeewwwww! Peg! I can feel your reluctance with this subject. I would have been, too. But having said that, I see the beauty of your handling of the subject and feel it is worthy of you. These Moleskin challenges certainly do that, they take you out of your comfort zone!

raena said...

You handled the topic nicely! Well done!

Tahirih said...

What a challenge, but you did a great job! I love it:)

Timaree said...

Very nice especially for not knowing much about the subject you were going to draw.

Alex said...

It looks awesome!

Dan Kent said...

Well you did great with it - this is wild!!

nanke's stuff said...

You certainly did a fine job with a tough subject! nancy