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An artist showed up at my gig last night, and drew this:

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Benjamin Strange, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks

    During the first set of last night's gig, I noticed that somebody dancing in the back was also holding a pad of paper and a pen. He was scrawling on the paper even more furiously than he was dancing, and I was pretty impressed to discover that he had managed to draw a portrait of me while he was so animated. After the show he gave the drawing to me - my first portrait! Pretty sweet, methinks.

    And to think I was not looking forward to this gig - it was going to be a super late gig for very little pay. But now I've got this, which just goes to show that every gig is a gift.
  2. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    Very cool.
  3. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
  4. Hawkbone


    Mar 23, 2009
  5. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Ooohhh... he's good!
  6. That's really a distinctive style and it def captures your cool groovin!
  7. KPJ


    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    Quoting to agree!
  8. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast

    May 7, 2010
    That's so cool! You've got some album art/website art if you ever need it.
  9. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    I love that. Great talent, great gift.
  10. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
  11. I'd have been very flattered. It's pretty cool. Definitely goes somewhere in the CD booklet.
  12. Fretless1!


    Feb 19, 2007
    Very cool~
  13. Raymeous


    Jul 2, 2010
    San Diego
    From one artist to another. Very nice.
  14. Raymeous


    Jul 2, 2010
    San Diego
    From one artist to another. Very nice.

    BTW is that a Carvin SB or is that the strap I'm looking at?
  15. super cool that he gave it to you
  16. Very cool, cool drawing.
  17. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    That's great - art for art's sake!
  18. stagebanter


    May 12, 2012
    That is totally awesome! How big is it?
  19. On the other end of the spectrum...

    I once had a balloon artist make a huge Bugs Bunny-looking rabbit (about three feet tall). The kicker was that he also added a huge penis to it with both the bunny's hands/paws wrapped around it, then placed it on the floor directly in front of me.

    Still don't know what he meant by it.
  20. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    Very cool gift from a visual artist to a musical artist. :cool:

    That thing happened to me decades ago, when I had a short duration gig with a jazz group. The vocalist's friend did pencil sketches of each of us. It's hanging on the wall of my music room, now.

    Way better than cell phone pix on a Facebook page, IMO--but then, I'm old school...

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