In my previous post I talked about going to the library when I was a kid to get good LPs and then drawing from the photos on them.
One of my favorite musicians when I was a teenager was Miles Davis. When I was looking for a photo to draw him I remember it was a bit difficult to get a good enough photo at that time without a horn in his mouth. I did some drawings of him playing, but I also wanted one without a horn in his mouth and finally found a very early photo of him.
Miles is young in the picture, it’s off of one of his earliest albums and I was very young when I drew this pencil sketch. It was the summer before I entered ninth grade: I was 15.
The original sketch is quite small: only a couple of inches across.