March 26, 2008

Rolling Stone Illustration



I did this portrait of REM 2 weeks ago for Rolling Stone Magazine, which is out now in their April issue (Chris Rock is on the cover). It's for the Reviews page to go along with the review of their new album "Accelerate", which is supposedly "one of their best records ever". I'm not really able to agree (or disagree) with that since the preview CD they sent me was watermarked and wouldn't work for anyone but the Art Director. I did manage to listen to a couple songs on their website, though. Based on their faster, more energetic songs, and the title of the album, I decided to reference this new speed and acceleration with the motion lines. Those lines were actually sorta fun to draw. I didn't have a t-square though, so I improvised one with a ruler and a piece of cardboard!

6 comments:

Ammon said...

This looks especially good in the magazine. Beautiful and inspirational work.

KMC said...

When we were just jits you introduced me to the song "Stand". You used to listen to it at your Dad's, and I had never heard the actual song, only your 10 year old rendition. Since I have learned all about the work of REM and learned to appreciate their musical contribution. I would never have thought that your dance in the kitchen might later lead to an illustration in Rolling Stone. Tim was an REM fan since before he even really listened to music. I can vouch.

Josh (musarter) said...

Very nice illo. The motion line work well and are a nice contrast to the still almost non-involved faces.
I live in Athens GA, so I hear about REM all the time. Congrats on all the RollingStone and Newsweek gigs.

EarthNativeAlliance said...

I just met these guys, and they looked just like this. Nice work Timmy.

Bonnie Bladen said...

Your work prints very well! It fits right in with the review. Nice work!

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