The Piano Player

The Piano Player(The Piano Player, originally uploaded by firda.)

This is my entry for this week’s Illustration Friday: Jazz (click to enlarge). I’ve never been good at drawing living creatures, or anything for that matter, and that’s my excuse for the piano player not looking very proportional. I just hope that he looks jazzy enough. And man, do I miss playing piano. My parents bought me a piano when I was in Grade 3. I took piano lessons for 7 years. I think I was the piano teacher’s least favourite pupil. I didn’t have a very good hand-eye coordination. Still don’t. But I liked to play. Anyway, my father sold my piano last year. He didn’t even ask me if it was okay. It was a sad day.


  1. Giao
    March 2, 2005

    I love this illustration. I think you are excellent at this craft (and sorry to hear the sad departure of your piano!).

  2. Nuray-Tulipland
    March 2, 2005

    you have a sad piano story but a nice illo.. I like it …

  3. Wildcat
    March 2, 2005

    Hi Firda, I’ve been enjoying your site for awhile now and found your page on the transparent template very useful! Just wanted to let you know that and that I’ve signed up for a subscription to Illustration Friday and plan to participate at least some of the time. (Watch for entries by Wildcat…those’ll be mine.) Bye for now.

  4. johnnynorms
    March 2, 2005

    I like the colours and the composition, lively and mellow together. Makes me think of Ruben Gonzalez and the Buena Vista Social Club. The picture keeps drawing me back – a good sign!

  5. carolyn
    March 2, 2005

    Nice. The silhouette gives it a nice quality. Incidently I was one of those piano lesson dropouts too! A couple yrs ago I saved up and got a digital piano that sounds and feels as good as the real thing. I still don’t practice nearly enough… but I love to play.

  6. wynlen
    March 2, 2005

    Great. I like the mood you’ve created in this one.

  7. bubi
    March 2, 2005

    your drawing got the Jazz mood and it’s a happy one :)

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