Day 3: Draw Your Favorite Album Art
Hi. My name is Kate Bingman-Burt and this is 28 to Make. For this project, we are going to be drawing album art. Kind of like fan art, I guess, in a way. I know that when I was in high school I loved drawing my cd covers but now that I'm a little bit older, I still love drawing music. It's a hard thing to kind of break. We all have a lot of emotional connections that we place on music and songs and memories, and drawing your favorite album art is a really wonderful way to think about your relationship to the songs that you are loving and also help get better at drawing as well. And you don't have to have an album or a record album to do this project. You can look at the artwork that's on your iTunes if you want to, Apple music, or if you happen to have the vinyl, it's a really wonderful kind of touchpoint to draw from. So, for example, all you're going to need for this project, again, is your favorite drawing tool and some paper. This is an example of when I was trying...
to collect all of the Talking Heads albums. I was drawing them as I was getting them. So this is just an example of a black and white line drawing and then a little kind of statement that says closer to owning all of the Talking Heads on vinyl. Another example of what you can do with this is to add color. So this is Built to Spill and then my notation at the bottom is one of my favorite lyric lines from one of their songs. So it says no one wants to hear what you dreamt about unless you dreamt about them. And that's really true. Don't tell other people your dreams unless it's about them because it's kind of boring. Another thing that you can do to kind of kick it up even a little bit more is to draw a collection and add some color. So this actually ended up turning into more of a visual diary entry where I went through a record collection and I picked out albums that had specific memories at different points of my life and this didn't take long to do, but it was just a different way to execute the concept of drawing album art. So, again, each project should only take about 20 minutes, and I'm really excited to see what type of music you're listening to and what type of music you have chosen to commemorate in a drawing. Remember to share it with the hashtag 28 to Make. Thank you. (lively music)