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Ball point pen on todays newsprint

Happy 80th Birthday to the legendary composer Stephen Sondheim. The New York Philharmonic and a star studded cast performed a birthday concert at Avery Fisher Hall on Monday night. The event was appropriately short on speeches, putting the music of the prolific Sondheim first.

5 Comments
  1. March 17, 2010 -

    With the present trend of turning old movies and television shows into theater, Sondheim is a throw back to when the theater was art and you gladly would spend a premium to see it. A genius!

  2. March 17, 2010 -

    Great portrait . . . How long did this one take?

  3. March 17, 2010 -

    Thanks VEe! This doodle went very quickly, maybe two minutes. I try to think mostly about proportion as opposed to rendering. In fact, the amount of lines are usually an inverse indicator of how well I think I'm doing. A fully rendered portrait means I'm trying to cover all my mistakes.

  4. March 17, 2010 -

    Another reminder that I need to practice, practice, practice.