It’s another timed drawing this week. Despite not having a great day with my Myasthenia Gravis last Saturday, I decided to see if I could sketch out a classic pin-up pose in ten minutes. My weapons of choice were my trusty Blackwing Palamino, plus a cheap black wax pencil (for deep blacks) and an ancient tube of White-Out for the highlights. I waited a day to scan it so the White Out would have time to dry. Apologies for the sloppiness. This was yet another exercise piece to help me get my drawing hands back in shape. The pose that inspired this was a pre-fame poolside shot of Marilyn Monroe.

These timed drawings could eventually be tightened way up and finished, but to be honest they are just exercises. I keep them around so I can refer back to them to see how I managed to conquer some of my limitations using different shortcuts and techniques, but they’re really not supposed to be finished.

If you want to see it bigger, just click on the image.

Meanwhile, Monday on The AIR, we bring you eight hours of live music from local musicians from 7 AM to 3 PM. We dug deep into the archives to find live performances from Tim Lancaster, Go Van Gogh, C2J2, Christopher Harris, Hybrid Soul Project, Travis Stephens and more. Our regularly-scheduled showcase for live, local music will be moving to a new spot on the schedule in September.

At 3 PM on Prognosis, Herman Linte brings us a show that kicks off with the French band, Morgibl, who have played at The Empty Glass in the past. That’s followed by a classic Prognosis and an evening of NOISE BRIGADE and Radio Free Charleston.

You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on this embedded radio player…