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Lucy In The Sky With Diamine

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#1 NickiStew

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 14:24

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Even though I was a toddler at the time, the music of the Beatles has been an influence on my creative career. I still listen to their music and often refer to my copy of The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics by Alan Aldridge for both pleasure and inspiration.

 

Sgt Pepper, Magical Mystery and Abbey Road are all regularly played in the studio, but it's the White Album that truly fascinates me and so the portrait shots that I chose to replicate of the Fab Four are from circa 1968 when the album was recorded.

 

So what better way to pay homage than to take four of Liverpool's finest musicians and reimagine them with some of Liverpool's finest fountain pen ink?


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#2 tamiya

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 15:25

Spectacular!

#3 NickiStew

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 16:16

thats very kind. They arent perfect but what they do demonstrate is how unique fountain pen ink is. You couldnt achieve this with any other art medium and thats why Im on a mission to promote it as such.

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#4 ethernautrix

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 17:30

Love it! I enjoy your artwork in general, but I also have a soft spot for the Beatles. Fine work!

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 19:16

Absolutely fantastic art work!



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Posted 08 December 2019 - 19:18

Very wonderfully done! Thanks for sharing with us. From a real Beatles fan.  :wub:



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Posted 08 December 2019 - 21:14

beatles-1.png

 

Even though I was a toddler at the time, the music of the Beatles has been an influence on my creative career. I still listen to their music and often refer to my copy of The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics by Alan Aldridge for both pleasure and inspiration.

 

Sgt Pepper, Magical Mystery and Abbey Road are all regularly played in the studio, but it's the White Album that truly fascinates me and so the portrait shots that I chose to replicate of the Fab Four are from circa 1968 when the album was recorded.

 

So what better way to pay homage than to take four of Liverpool's finest musicians and reimagine them with some of Liverpool's finest fountain pen ink?

 

Love it. 



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Posted 08 December 2019 - 22:26

At first I thought it was Diamine's new ink and box cover print/photo.

Superb !! :yikes: Can't believe that was fountain pen ink art.

Thank you for sharing; Love your inspiring work !



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Posted 09 December 2019 - 00:31

Well done.  Each one is easily recognizable, and the droplet scattering is a nice touch.



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Posted 09 December 2019 - 03:27

I love it!!!

 

Thank you for sharing!!



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Posted 09 December 2019 - 05:19

fwiw, idiotbox was on recently & I was absentmindedly eavesdropping... some interview with Julian L... supposedly "Lucy" was a girl in his school/class when he was 5... :)

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 12:49

Very wonderfully done! Thanks for sharing with us. From a real Beatles fan.  :wub:

Copy that. All their music still resonates with me, after all these years...


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Posted 13 December 2019 - 15:54

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#14 inkstainedruth

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 01:28

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Even though I was a toddler at the time, the music of the Beatles has been an influence on my creative career. I still listen to their music and often refer to my copy of The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics by Alan Aldridge for both pleasure and inspiration.

 

 

I think I have a copy of that book.  It was a Christmas or birthday present somewhere along the line when I was maybe in high school.  I remember that in the forward or introduction Aldridge complaining that every time he wanted to an illustration for a specific song some OTHER artist picked it....

Wow.  Haven't thought of that book in DECADES.  I think it's in a crate in the corner room upstairs, which, given the windows, I had tried to turn into a greenhouse/seed starter room at one point (with heavy plastic over the crates on the other side of the room, on a interior wall....  I really need to clear that room out at some point.  I think there's a couple of other books (in that crate or one of the others) that I really need to have a look at again....  Especially one that is a very funny photo essay book which anticipates cat memes by probably close to half a century....  Wish I could remember the book title... I know a couple of people who could use it as a present if I were to ever find any more copies (it was just one of the books my parents had around the house growing up).  

Sigh.  Just spent a fruitless nearly fifteen minutes trying to Google the book without knowing the title of author.  One of those cases where everything is on the Internet -- except when it isn't....

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 06:10

I think I have a copy of that book.  It was a Christmas or birthday present somewhere along the line when I was maybe in high school.  I remember that in the forward or introduction Aldridge complaining that every time he wanted to an illustration for a specific song some OTHER artist picked it....
Wow.  Haven't thought of that book in DECADES.  I think it's in a crate in the corner room upstairs, which, given the windows, I had tried to turn into a greenhouse/seed starter room at one point (with heavy plastic over the crates on the other side of the room, on a interior wall....  I really need to clear that room out at some point.  I think there's a couple of other books (in that crate or one of the others) that I really need to have a look at again....  Especially one that is a very funny photo essay book which anticipates cat memes by probably close to half a century....  Wish I could remember the book title... I know a couple of people who could use it as a present if I were to ever find any more copies (it was just one of the books my parents had around the house growing up).  
Sigh.  Just spent a fruitless nearly fifteen minutes trying to Google the book without knowing the title of author.  One of those cases where everything is on the Internet -- except when it isn't....


Hi Ruth. This the version I have. It’s the hardback version of both volumes: https://www.amazon.c...e/dp/0316641316
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#16 inkstainedruth

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 19:45

Huh.  Didn't realize it was two volumes (I have just the one).  Looked at the link and then at the "Look Inside" feature, and while some of the art didn't seem familiar, others definitely were.

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 15:00

Magnificent! Thanks 4 sharing! I am on my late 30s and I was touched by The Beatles even when was before my time.


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Posted 22 December 2019 - 14:32

From a lifelong Beatles fan and a fountain pen lover, wow! My hat's off to you! I am (was) good at drawing in pencil, and could copy black and white photographs reasonably well, but this is in another league.

 

I have the same edition of the Illustrated Lyrics book as you, but I must say I never paid too much attention to it. I've got around 170 books on the Beatles, but I've always been fonder of those related to the music itself (and if they're on the technial side, much better!). I'll have another look at it.


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