At first, illustrating "Muddy" seemed to strain my creative juices. I thought that a loose ink drawing of footprints with some watercolour could be fun, but after a quick sketch, it seemed too simple. I then did a google search of Muddy, where I came across Muddy Waters. I've never heard of him, but a quick look into his career told me I should know more. I spent some time doing my research, and thought an illustration would put me on an intimate level with The King of Chicago Blues.
(Ink & Watercolour)
Born McKinley Morganfield, "Muddy Waters" was ranked the 17th greatest musician of all time in Rolling Stone Magazine. Muddy was very musical at a young age, and never left home without his harmonica. At age 17 he moved on to the guitar, which he played at his wedding - causing his guests to dance, dance, dance, leading to the collapse of the dance floor. From that night on, he played his guitar wherever and whenever he could, and never looked back.