Your PopCulteer is back to working in pencil again this week. Armed with my trusty Blackwing Palamino and a ruler (well, an Architect’s Scale, to be precise), I undertook a speed test to see what I could knock out in a half-hour on copy paper, using no reference material. I decided to try to depict the view of some of the buildings along the South side of Quarrier Street, as seen looking up from the middle of the street. In my imagination, I did not risk getting run over standing there. The unique perspective gave me the chance to show the buildings in a new way, while giving me plenty of room to fudge the details, like exactly how many buildings are on that street and what they look like.
I was able to eschew the use of reference materials because I spent a few years walking up that street to go to the much-missed LiveMix Studio, back in the early days of the video version of Radio Free Charleston.
This is another one of my practice pieces as I teach myself how to make physical art again.
If you wish, you can click this image to see it bigger.
Meanwhile, over in radio-land, Monday on The AIR, our Monday Marathon runs from 7 AM to 3 PM, and brings you eight recent episodes of Psychedelic Shack, hosted by Nigel Pye, our coleague from Haversham Recording Institute in London. At 3 PM, we will present an encore of a recent edition of Prognosis, because show’s host, Herman Linte, is still tied up with other work.
You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on this embedded radio player…