Art Ford as he blows a kiss to Lady after her performance.
Lady sings “Lover Man” at Storyville in Boston at the Copley Square Hotel in 1951.
Lady singing “My Man” live at Storyville in Boston at the Copley Square Hotel.
Did you know Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit was featured in Seth MacFarlane’s show American Dad? (8x10 “Blood Crieth Unto Heaven”)
Jeanne Moreau dans Eva de Joseph Losey, 1962
(Musique : Billie Holiday - Willow Weep For Me)
this joint is called BILLIE BAD ASS. this project took me 5 days to complete…3 days longer than it should have. but i had fun with the project. in the process of creating this pic BILLIE killed 3 pens. 2 in one day. in this piece i focused mostly on line work being that in the original photo there’s expressions in BILLIE’S face, which, i thought, would be best captured with lines…it is all pen work…no pencils…what i love most about this work is that i really had to plan out all aspects of the placement of her facial features with every pen mark…if you compare my pic with the original photo, you’ll see a difference between the two. the hair, the dress, the nose…all of these things are imperfect because i planned wrong in the beginning of the piece…drawings this way is a true sense of patience, mainly because i have to measure each line. i have no point of reference to fall back on. i literally would spend hours thinking about where and how i would start drawing lines. this was a true challenge and i feel honored to be able to draw one of my all time favorite vocalist of all times…
i can’t wait to work on totally original pieces.
can’t wait to kill more pens…