this here challenge is for the Sketchy Thursdays Guest Design Team spot for March... and i really wanna play with those Sketchies, because they rock, and because i love their style, and because i'm good enough, i'm smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like me.
okay, um, Stuart Smalley there, channeling for a moment. SORRY! :)
anyway, here's the challenge (to incorporate an 80s theme/style, and to use black, white and hot pink), and here's the sketch:
OMG, i had FUN with this one! it took a while to come up with a solid idea that i thought would work, but once it hit me, i couldn't stop myself!
i have a series of awesome front-row photos from this show, and while i WANTED to scrap the one taken earlier in the day whilst SHOPPING in Toronto (my friend turned and, literally, exclaimed "holy SH!T, that's Gary Numan!" - walking down Queen Street, shopping just like us - and we asked if he'd mind a couple of pictures), or the one where he was signing my book (and i was wearing a purple wig, silver sequined dress, and tall black platform boots), but this one of him just had more of an "I'm an eighties rocker" feel to it. am i wrong?
("GRRRR! I'm Gary Numan, I'm old and still wear black eyeliner and nailpolish, lots of leather and velvet, and I'm really ANGRY and INTIMIDATING! right?")
the page, in all its glory. song quote - "We Are So Fragile" was always my favourite, and not overplayed like "Cars".
yeah, um, jelly bracelets and Dymo label gun. that screamed '80s to me! splashy/splattery paint. that whole graffiti thing was HUGE. oh, i can't tell you how many times i saw the movies Breakin' and Beat Street. :D
and any cool kid wore safety pins to keep their pantlegs tight at the bottom... or in their ears, or in their noses, or basically in anything that looked edgy. i certainly did! (that made me extra cool, yeah?)
so, there's my big effort for the evening. a total labour of love here, folks! i STILL love Gary, and all the fabby music from the '80s. that's SO my era! :)