Sketch a day #51on 02/27/2013 at 5:41 pm
Duke Ellington is pretty much the greatest Jazz composer to ever live. He was so meta, he never referred to his music a jazz, but rather American Music. He wrote well over 1,000 compositions, had a 50-year career, and had a more-than-words-can-explain impact on music (much less American Music scenes). I really didn’t want to draw him as a caricature, nor as a perfect portrait, so I tried to be all jazzy and make it up as I go along and work quickly and improv over some framework I had down. Check back in a bit, I’ll be uploading the video process.