This is a picture I did last week for the main albums spread in Plan B, which will feature a review of Franz Ferdinand's new album (which I haven't heard) on the right.
The only real song I could find to listen from it was called Ulysses; so here's Archduke Franz Ferdinand
(with a beard) looking like Ulysses (from the 31st century
) sporting a Douglas tartan
scarf, on an epic journey hailing from Scotland (although the castle behind is actually - very simply - based on one from Sandy Cove in Dublin which is featured in Ulysses by James Joyce
), searching for a new way, going further afield in influence (apparently), posturing as if making a fine and triumphant return/departure. It's not all completely random. Onward! Etc!
I was going to draw the band but they messed up my composition.
Because it's spread across two pages I really wanted something bold and simple to pop off the page, so I kept it all really minimal. So minimal I actually went over it a few times on my lightbox (a window) taking stuff out, and leaving more space to let the paint do the work.
This is actually the first time I've been (almost) completely pleased with a picture in ages, so much so I might even use it for postcards and tat - but we'll see how long that resolve lasts.
But in the meantime I've rustled up some wallpapers if you're so inclined; 1680 x 1050
, 1600 x 1200
, 1280 x 1024
, 1024 x 768