I love this pencil drawing! I drew Keith early on in chapter 6, and it took me many, many weeks to complete. This drawing taught me a lot about patience and persistence, about rewards and how they’re earned.
High Tide Green Grass was one of a very few LP’s in our family home and as a child that music filled so many of the spaces.
To this day I have a passion for guitar based music, for art and particularly for line drawing. So this attempt strikes a lot of chords (and yes, other puns are available)
Robert Plant I drew and then painted on the cusp of chapter 7. At 4′ wide and 8′ high he makes quite the impact.
I grew up in an entrepreneurial house, I don’t recall any distinction between work and home, that’s not a bad thing, it just was that way. As a boy I was a passenger, then later I remember driving myself round the English countryside, delivering our goods and services to various houses, outdoor sports facilities, golf clubs and businesses.
The houses were extraordinary, country manor houses and private estates hidden from the road. Crowhurst Place with its Tudor gatehouse, Plumpton Place with its moat, and once home of Jimmy Page, and Cotchford Farm, the home of A.A. Milne, author of Winnie the Pooh, and later the home of the Rolling Stones founder, Brian Jones.
Zeppelin and Robert, there’s a dynamic element in this painting, that reminds me of the Surrey, Sussex and Kent countryside of my early youth, those treasured homes and the rocks stars that lived among us.