Thursday, February 09, 2006

One of Sally's Friends: Michael Ball

I sketched this picture while Michael was playing with Sally and Jody on Saturday night. Coloured it in this morning while relearning some rules about children testifying in criminal cases in Canada.

When I play my horn, my mind often wanders all over the place, but when Michael plays you can see that his entire being is absorbed with the music. Even when he's playing bass and plucking slow whole notes.

As for his fiddle playing, I've heard people play fiddle faster than he does, but no one with his sweetness of tone. Every time he plays the Lover's Waltz, my eyes tear up, and I don't even know if the song has any words.


Fingers said...

This is one of your best sketches !!

Anonymous said...

What are you talking about?! The fiddle only has three strings!