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Saxophone by Ryerd Saxophone by Ryerd
Media: watercolour, pen and ink

A detail of a saxophone. The background was meant to be piano keys, but I was working with a deadline looming over my head. So I employed abstraction.

Maybe this is art-historical sacrilege, but perhaps that is how abstract art was born? Maybe Whistler was just like "Dude, this is taking too long! Realism/Schmealism! I'mma just going to throw this pot of paint on the canvas, give it a fancy new art movement name, and pay my rent on time this month..."
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donwhitt Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Brilliant! Genius! Love it!
Played saxophone in college. I was an alternate. I had majored in Tuba!😅heavy metal!
Loved playing the sax for the time I did. Great color!
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jazzguy87 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011   Writer
Love the drawing!

Can I get permission to use in on a gelaskin fir my iPad?
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Ryerd Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Go for it! If possible, whenever you get it done, I'd like to see a picture, for the sole purpose of inflating my huge ego...
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katheebah Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
very realistic looking!!
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Michele720 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Hi Ryerd,

Can I use a portion of this for a background?
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Ryerd Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Apologies for the ridiculously long reply time, but feel free!
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Michele720 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
I'm just getting this now. Thank you so much for letting me use it.
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Lill-Drop Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
I play the sax too, I love it. :D
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rad-robot Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
This is so good!
A few spots look kind of messy, but it's awesome!
Can I use it on my myspace page?
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Ryerd Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the compliments (and I agree, it doesn look a little blotchy in places)
Go for it if you still want to use it on your page ;)
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