I’ve been Beatles-obsessed the past month or so. Maybe it’s all the new Beatles products that have come out (The Beatles Rock Band gameplay, the remastering of their catalogue…) that’s got me interested in exploring them afresh. Also, with today’s internet you can easily explore The Beatles history, music, movies, etc. Mostly, though, I’ve been enjoying reading through Alan Pollack’s analysis of their songs. A musicologist, Pollack has, over a period of a decade, analyzed the bulk of The Beatles’ songs and covers. Unfortunately I don’t have a grasp on music theory so much of what he says is over my head, but I still find it intriguing and helpful to hearing the nuances of The Beatles’ tunes.
Oh…The drawing. I wanted to just see what I could come up with quickly in drawing a Beatle. No real attempt was made at characterizing a particular one (though this probably looks the most like John, c 1964). I also didn’t want to include all four and do an elaborate scene. Warm-ups are for quick studies…like the above.