This week I have a pastel drawing that started out life as a pencil doodle I did on notebook paper while I was on the phone. It’s based on an old pin-up pose, but I think I didn’t quite get the neck right. I was happy enough with it to use a lightbox to ink it onto better paper, and then I colored it with pastel crayons.

I like the way it came out, and it was a nice workout for the fingers. As I have been doing with pastel drawings lately, I put a sheet of plastic between it and the scanner, and then color-corrected the scan to make it look more like the original.

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

Meanwhile, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you a new episode of  Psychedelic Shack, followed at 3 PM by a new 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 at the top of the right-hand column of this blog.

At 2 PM, Nigel Pye’s new Psychedelic Shack includes the following songs:

Soft Boys “Strange”
Jobriath “Ooh La La”
Jefferson Airplane “Comin’ Back To Me”
Cream “Sunshine of Your Love”
Greta Van Fleet “Heat Above”
Neal Morse “Pleasant Valley Sunday”
Pilot ” Magic”
Stevie Wonder “Superstition”
Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation “Mutiny”
The Hollies “Bus Stop”
Redbone “The Witch Queen of New Orleans”
Steve Miller Band “In My First Mind”
Fanny “Love For Sale”

Psychedelic Shack can now 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. Classic episodes can be heard Sunday at 9 AM as part of our Sunday Haversham Recording Institute collection.

At 3 PM, Herman Linte offers up a new Prognosis, with the following songs:

YES “The Gift Of Love”
Jethro Tull “Crossfire”
Mike Oldfield “Sentinel”
Maggie Reilly “Everytime We Touch”
J Crist “Don’t Talk To Me”
Gideon’s Mob “The Wind And The Willows”
Also Eden “1949”
Steve Thorn “Crimes and Reasons”
Neal Morse “Carry On My Wayward Son”
Peter Gabriel “I Have The Touch (live)”
Roger Waters with Eric Clapton “Wish You Were Here (live)”
Soft Machine “Hazard Profiles Pt. 1 (live)”
Curved Air “Time Games (live)”
UK “Carrying No Cross (live)”
Camel “Excerpts from The Snow Goose (live)”
3.2 “Killer of Hope”

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.