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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The original Monk.

Yep. I'm talking about Thelonious Monk( not the the tv show). This is a late commission from Heroes Con.. It took a while for me to settle on a final composition.. I decided to focus on his face.. Initially I tried to incorporate the piano, but the face became too small.

And the whole "Monk at the piano" has been done countless time.. I didn't think we needed another version( read imitation) of that.

Here is the prelim and the final.


Craig Zablo said...

That's one cool, jazzy piece!

riq said...

Well said Craig.

shannon said...

Looks great Tariq! Now, who is this for? ;-)

riq said...

Well Shannon.. It's for this cool cat I meet at Heroes every year..

Anyway.. I'll be sending this to him this week.