December 13, 2012
MAYNARD FERGUSON, TRUMPETEST. One of the twenty dollar sketches I do; you can buy one here, and see all the ones to date here. Subject suggestion: “Maynard Ferguson”. This one was tough because I wasn’t familiar with Ferguson, a Canadian trumpeter and band leader. And then after familiarizing myself, it wasn’t my cup of tea really—to be honest, I just don’t like trumpet very much, especially in the wild upper registers that big band trumpeters like to squeak into. I struggled with what to draw until I decided to just get rid of the part I didn’t like. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how ideas work. 

MAYNARD FERGUSON, TRUMPETEST. One of the twenty dollar sketches I do; you can buy one here, and see all the ones to date here. Subject suggestion: “Maynard Ferguson”. This one was tough because I wasn’t familiar with Ferguson, a Canadian trumpeter and band leader. And then after familiarizing myself, it wasn’t my cup of tea really—to be honest, I just don’t like trumpet very much, especially in the wild upper registers that big band trumpeters like to squeak into. I struggled with what to draw until I decided to just get rid of the part I didn’t like. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how ideas work. 

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