Monday, November 23, 2009

Out of the Wizard's Box

“Keep on going down.” So instructs Scot, to himself. Not sure what this little tape was—why Scot is cueing himself throughout the track. He’s clearly the only one in the room. Again with the breathing. This track so thoroughly captures the utter sweetness of Scot’s voice. It was recorded in 1983, the year we got married.

Today’s art work is a pull from a new source. I just opened a box of illustration work Scot did in the 1980’s and 90’s. This is an illustration for a children’s book, also done in 1983. To create this illustration, Scot started out with a glossy stock. He drew with a fairly wide-tip illustrator’s marker. The inside of the box he used some sort of calligraphy tip. The shadow under the shoes looks like possible a darker marker. This is classic early Scot Halpin illustration—bulbous pointing fingers, anything with laces, Grocho glasses.

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