Today’s Illustration (Sixteen, Clumsy, and Shy)

"Sixteen, Clumsy, and Shy" Illustrator, 2018
“Sixteen, Clumsy, and Shy” Illustrator, 2018

Here’s an illustration I did after listening to one of my favorite songs: “Half a Person” by The Smiths. On her headphones are the lyrics, “Sixteen, clumsy, and shy… that’s the story of my life.” Although Morrissey is referring to himself in the lyrics, I think many of us could relate.

Give the song a listen! 🎶

To see all the sketches I’ve been working on, you can check out the Flickr album “My Sketching Journey”, or my Instagram account barron.sketches which I created just for posting sketches, watercolors, and stationery items.

"Workstation" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/100 sec, ISO500
“Workstation” Cedar Park, 2018

Stars Above Us

"Stars Above Us" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO2000
“Stars Above Us” Cedar Park, 2018

Tonight’s sketch is inspired by a song I love – “Stars Above Us” by St. Etienne. Often when I am driving and listening to music, I think to myself I should draw something from the song. So this is the first attempt at that idea.

Stars above us, cars below us
Out on the rooftop, baby
Stars above us, cars below us
Nothing can touch us, baby

Just had to get out of there
I’m tired of all of those places
Up here is out of sight
Outside with the breeze on our faces

Let’s go up the stairway
My band doing it their way
Our sound’s ruling all the airwaves
Butterflies taking flight

Stars above us, cars below us
Out on the rooftop, baby
Stars above us, cars below us
Nothing can touch us, baby

Stars above us, cars below us
Out on the rooftop, baby
Stars above us, cars below us
Nothing can touch us, baby

Sun sets over the city
Won’t you come and catch it with me?
Follow me, right up the stairway
Let’s have some fun tonight

Stars above us, cars below us
Out on the rooftop, baby
Stars above us, cars below us
Nothing can touch us, baby

Stars above us, cars below us
Out on the rooftop, baby
Stars above us, cars below us
Nothing can touch us, baby

Out on the rooftop, out on the rooftop
Stars above us
Out on the rooftop
Stars above us
Out on the rooftop

🎶 City Girl – Within Glowing Shadows

🎶 Have a nice Wednesday!