Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

This is a quick sketch I did of the founder of the Turkish Republic and its first president, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk while waiting for my Döner at the Black Sea Restaurant. The source photo was from a small pamphlet published in 1981 by the Office of the Ambassador for Cultural Affairs for the Republic of Turkey at the UN in recognition of the Centennial of Atatürk's birth. The cover painting is by Arthur Kampf (1927).

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon 's music is described by All Music Guide as, "influenced by diverse artists like Devo, Talking Heads, Scratch Orchestra, Raymond Scott, and Conlon Nancarrow," and, "whimsical electronic music sensibilities" and, "filled with hyperactive and often challenging electronic detritus," and, "an extravaganza of noise-pop that looks, not to the dance field, but to the slowly burgeoning indie rock fetish of voices, either in harmony or in chorus."

Mos Def & Lorenzo Sillitto drawing

Mos Def looking a bit like Castro maybe, some distortion. This is from an upside down reference photo. I'm using Jack Unruh's drawing method, blind contour drawing starting with one eye and working out from there, creates distortion. But I've noticed if I combine that with a reference to the frame, drawing the negative areas around the edge of the page (I crop the reference into a proportion matching my Moleskin), I get a bit more accuracy. So the Sillitto drawing is a little less distorted. Lorenzo Sillitto is the guitarist for The Temper Trap (sound like a Travis/Deerhunter blend).