Bert Jansch & John Renbourn Ink Drawing – video
This post is in English for my fingerpicking friends.
(the rest of this website is still quite Dutch oriented, sorry)
Last week I visited the UK to attend a Bert Jansch guitar workshop supervised by none other than John Renbourn himself (a.k.a. Lord Renbourn).
The week was amazing (obviously).
And John was assisted by none other than Wizz Jones, Remy Froissart (a.k.a. RooRoo) and Mike Walker (the Scotsman) who did a splendid job in fleshing out the workshop.
Ever since I was brainwashed by my father at the age of 12 I’ve been a huge fan of the folk-baroque guitar style both Bert and John developed.
As a tribute to their music – and a big thank you to Lord Renbourn for his music, tuition and amazing 60’s-folkmusic-war-stories – I decided to have a go at the iconic cover image of the legendary Bert & John album from 1966.
Here is a time lapse video of me inking the piece.
I’ve tried my best to use as many ink-rendering trics I could think of.
Most time was spent on… those blasted 60’s curtains!
original albumcover design & photo by Brian Shuel.
Gift to John Renbourn
During the Bert Jansch workshop I presented the original artwork as a gift to Lord Renbourn himself .
“We might as well have tried a Go workshop instead of trying to figure out Berts music. We probably would’ve been more successful.”
Can I get a copy?
Some folks have already contacted me about the possibilities to get their hands on a copy of the piece. Since I did actually think about scanning the thing before handing it over, that might be not completely impossible.
If you are interested in a copy of the Bert & John ink drawing, please contact me here.
The next couple of weeks will have to be lots of guitar practice and trying to figure out Berts stuff.
Hopefully it won’t get in the way of my drawing to much.
In the meantime I wonder…which acoustic guitarist should be next?
I’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments section below.