Inspired by Dan Berry's splendid 'After We Shot the Grizzly', I've spent the last couple of days listening to The Handsome Family again. Not only are the songs great - peculiar, condensed short stories - they are full of intriguing characters. Last night I sat down with a glass of wine and a sketch book to see who emerged as I listened.
For the magnifying glass boy, I was going for some sort of mutant Norman Rockwell kid. He looks too old, but mutant enough.
Once I've done some other stuff, I'd quite like to work these up into more finished portraits.