The title pretty much says it all this week. Above you see a drawing of pin-up queen Bettie Page done using White-Out on black construction paper. It was a bit of an exercise in the freehand application of negative space. Much of it was done using the little applicator brush, but I got the finer lines by using a dental brush pick. Those were mostly the background squigglies.
This is based on one of her classic photos, but I was using a tiny reproduction I found on the web, so I regret that I can’t properly attribute it.
To be honest, I started out just trying to empty the bottle of White-Out so I could toss it, then as I progressed I lked what was happening enough to put some effort into it. Despite my shaky hands, this may be the closest I’ve gotten to capturing Ms. Page’s face in a physical drawing or painting.
To see it bigger try clicking HERE.
Meanwhile, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you a recent episode of Psychedelic Shack, and then at 3 PM a recent edition of Herman Linte’s weekly showcase of the Progressive Rock of the past half-century, Prognosis. You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on the embedded radio player elsewhere on this page.
Psychedelic Shack can be heard every Monday at 2 PM, with replays Tuesday at 9 AM, Wednesday at 10 PM, Friday at 1 PM, and Saturday at 9 AM. You can hear Prognosis on The AIR Monday at 3 PM, with replays Tuesday at 7 AM, Wednesday at 8 PM, Thursday at Noon, and Saturday at 10 AM. You can hear two classic episodes of the show Sunday at 2 PM.
At 8 PM you can hear part two of David Mitchell’s history of British comedy on an encore episode of Comedy Vault. Part three will debut Wednesday night.
Tonight at 9 PM we bring you an overnight marathon of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, comprised of classic episodes from the first year of Sydney Fileen’s dedicated New Wave Music program, which recently passed its 100th episode.