Some of you may remember the following artwork that was part of my Manic Monday post on February 18th, 2008 in which Manic Monday host Morgen had given us the word two as our word of the week. I took that opportunity to write about AFI (A Fire Inside) and Blaqk Audio, a side project two members of the band undertook during their spare time. Both of these groups became part of my regular listening repertoire as a result of hearing their music through Amanda and liking it.
In the post I titled Amanda's drawing wrong and called it Love Like Winter but it's actually titled Warn Your Warmth to Turn Away which are the opening lyrics to the song Love Like Winter. The drawing depicts Davey Havok, lead singer of the group, dressed similarly to how he appears in the video. This picture was drawn using colored pencil and Sharpies.
The updated version which Amanda has again titled Warn Your Warmth to Turn Away, also features Davey Havoc in a setting similar to where the video was shot. This time Amanda did a line drawing with black Sharpie, applied a blue wash to the entire picture, and then used watercolors to complete the picture. You can click on the title link above if you'd like to look at a bigger version.
Now not that I have any idea what it is to be an artist but I think it's kind of cool when, as an artist, you can take an older version of a drawing or painting or whatever other medium you work in and update it to reflect a newer style or vision of that same piece of artwork. Granted, I would hate to see Amanda do that with all of her drawings as I think she's done some darned fine ones that stand very well just as they are (prejudiced mother that I am!) but it is rather interesting to see how she's progressed in her artistic style and how she tweaks things.
It's too bad Davey Havok doesn't read my blog, I'd love to know what his take on it is and which picture he likes better but unless he, too, is bored out of his mind someday and finds he ends up Goggling himself to kill some time, I doubt he'll ever pop by. Still - one can wish, right?!?