This week’s artistic greeting is a simple, smallish, figure sketch, done very roughly with pastel crayons on Paper For Pens. If that sounds familiar, it’s because I started this one during the same session as the figure sketch I posted here a couple of weeks ago.

This was another attempt to do a figure study with no reference. It’s sort of a collision of Impressionism and Expressionism, only not really because it’s just a product of my imagination. The idea was to depict a strong female form, crouching because I didn’t take the time to properly compose the drawing before I began sketching it. Having her skin blend in with the background in places was intentional. I can’t remember exactly why, but I meant to do that.

She could be a superhero or a barbarian queen or just a very angry lady who’s not at all happy to be stuck in the desert with hardly any clothes on.  I plead artistic license here.

Of course, as with the earlier sketch, it might just be considered a crude drawing of a naked or nearly-naked lady. This one was also scanned with a layer of acetate protecting the scanner bed, and a little color-correction in the computer to compensate for that. I also had to add the black border you see above because the WordPress theme I’m using won’t let me run graphics that are more than 1000 pixels high, so it was either give it a border or squoosh it.  Squooshing would not have been respectful of my artistic integrity.

To see it bigger, and without the border, try clicking HERE

Over in radioland, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you a classic episode of Psychedelic Shack, and then at 3 PM a classic 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 an hour of classic stand-up from Eddie Griffin on an encore episode of Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM the Monday Marathon presents ten hours of music recorded live, beginning with an all-live Radio Free Charleston, then continuing with a live concert by Go Van Go, and live episodes of Prognosis, Sydney’s Big Electric Cat and The Swing Shift.