There's a place for art

Roger Taylor

Roger Taylor

Shadow drawing of Roger Taylor from the video for Queen’s “The Invisible Man.” True green colored pencil on white copy paper.

In this style of drawing, I focused on the shadows and other darker areas of Roger. “The Invisible Man” is one of my favorite Queen videos, so this was a fun one to do.

Brian May bear

Teddy bear made to look like Queen guitarist Brian May. Black Sharpie on white copy paper.

I also considered making a bunny in Brian May’s likeness, but I did initial sketches of a Brian May bunny and a Brian May bear, and I thought the bear was the better of the two. This time, I used cross-hatching to fill in the dark areas, rather than pointillism, as I find cross-hatching to be more effective and less maddening.

Freddie Mercury bunny

Freddie Mercury Bunny

White bunny made to look like Freddie Mercury during the 1980s. Black Sharpie on white copy paper.

I love Queen, and I like bunnies, so this was all but an inevitability. The darker areas were filled in using pointillism. This is the first I’ve used pointillism since the fifth grade, and I was reminded why I didn’t enjoy it then.