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John Renbourn Tribute ink drawing (video)

(in English for my guitar playing friends)

Tribute John Renbourn

Today I heard the sad news of Lord Renbourns passing.
He was one of the last of his generation and a character filled with music, stories and …loads of humour. His guitar playing and the way he thought about music was out of this world and an inspiration to many.
Obviously my thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Renbourn the humble

I had the privilege to chat with him (and make him listen to my plucking) a couple of times and he was always more friendly and patient then anyone I ever met.
And humble too.
I remember a workshop, short after the release of his latest CD (Palermo Snow), and when I asked him about it, it turned out he didn’t bring any copies! To a workshop filled with crazy Renbourn fanatics – surely no one would want to buy his record. So in the end I had to order the bloody CD on the internet, when I got home!
That was just how he was.

It only seemed appropriate to create some sort of tribute to the man, so I made an ink drawing including two portraits. One young John (based on the Down On the Barge cover photo), one a bit older (based on a sketch I did last year).

Time-lapse ink drawing

Here’s a time-lapse video of me making it. Score, obviously, provided by the maestro himself.

Thanks for everything, John.

(6) awesome folk have had something to say...

  • Finn Jackie Pedersen - Beantwoorden

    28 maart 2015 at 01:43

    It’s fabulous, a real work of art and a fitting tribute to a great musician, Thanks for sharing.

    Beste wensen

  • Thomas - Beantwoorden

    29 maart 2015 at 10:53

    Prachtig Hugo. Let his gentle and musical soul live on and evolve in all of us.

  • Christiaan - Beantwoorden

    29 maart 2015 at 20:33

    Mooi man! What a way to be remembered!

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