The Bassist

Media: Pencil, Photoshop 7 and a Wacom Graphire graphics tablet

I was inspired to draw 'The Bassist' after seeing bass player Hilma from Norwegian band Serena Maneesh when they were supporting The Dandy Warhols. I loved the way she nonchalantly swaggered around the stage with a cigarette jutting out of her mouth as she played. I've tried to capture some of that attitude in this drawing.

It began as a pencil sketch which I then scanned into Photoshop and cleaned up. I used a variety of reference images to draw the bass, it isn't meant to depict any particular model. I have to admit that the likeness to Hilma is fairly loose but I'm still happy with the way the drawing turned out.

Bass player