Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Dreamscape Portrait: DANNY BAKER

(ASPECT 1 : HB pencil 60mm x 40mm)
(ASPECT 2 : HB pencil 60mm x 40mm)
I like Danny Baker, he seems to be a more down-to-earth sort of bloke. What I know of him is that he started out as a journalist for the NME and went on from there. He certainly has an impressive, encyclopedic knowledge of the music industry, and probably an impressive record collection to match. I thought it was unfair the way he was recently treated. All he did was tweet what he thought was a funny photograph which took the piss out of royalty and the upper class, without realising an element of it could be seen as racist. A misjudgement more than anything nasty. The BBC's knee-jerk response was certainly over the top. Surprising, considering what they've been happy to brush under the carpet in the past.
ASPECT 1 does look cluttered, and I would have normally dismissed it early on as a piece due to that, but I found that it flows quite well as an image. The highlighted parts helping with this, drawing the eye to the smiley face in the bottom-right corner.
ASPECT 2 The character you see in it began to form itself very late in the Rorschaching stage. I was pleasantly surprised that it did, as it does seem to look like someone sorting through a collection of albums, relating well to the subject himself.