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Another sketch done out of the joy its music brings me when I listen to it "with my eyes."
Celtic tunes often seem very related to each other, and this one is no exception: when I listen to it, I hear shades of other Celtic tunes, especially a sea-chanty (hence the title).
The music (Johnnie Cope – Laughlan’s lilt) comes from a beautiful CD, "For ever Fortune, Scottish Music in the 18th Century : Dance Tunes, Songs, and Airs with Variations" by "Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien" directed by François Lazarevitch.
The CD can be purchased here http://www.outhere-music.com/store-Alpha_531
This CD does to me something similar to what Christina Pluhar and "L'Arpeggiata" did years ago with La Tarantella (http://www.arpeggiata.com/), bringing the supreme musicianship of classically trained musicians to "traditional" music, opening for me music I did not yet know (for which I am extremely grateful).
Sketching this way enables me to bring to "animation" much of what I have learned as a painter, escaping the hold cartoons and the narrative (especially of the linear kind) have on much of the work done today.
One of the driving "forces" in this way of working is the "room" made for possible accidents.
Quite often, that which was not done intentionally is far more interesting than what was done in a controlled fashion.
But, as I said before, "this" accident, not "that" one...