Ray Manzarek

I’ve been a huge fan of The Doors for as long as I can remember, and Ray Manzarek was the biggest reason why. In my opinion, his keyboards were the heart and soul of the band’s iconic sound. Needless to say, when I heard of his passing a couple weeks ago I was pretty bummed. So I decided to pay homage to Mr. Manzarek in the same way I did when MCA passed away last summer.

I’ve been experimenting with some different illustration styles lately, shooting for a more geometric and simplified result. Heavy use of positive and negative with large areas of color. I fired up some Doors tunes and went to work on this one with that in mind. The final product is exactly what I had hoped for. Spot on.

Ray Manzarek Sketch

I’ve taken this same approach to a couple other projects that are currently in the works, they should be seeing the light of day soon. Things are definitely gathering some steam after my move West and I’m stoked about banging out some new work that’s been sitting on the back burner for far too long. Time to get it done.