Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hippies from the 1980s

I found and drew these two guys at the annual "Cambridge River Festival," an outdoor event just around the summer solstice. This is still being held even now! It features music and dance and other performances, as well as lots of vendors and crafters and food stands. Festivals are great places to draw people and things (unless a violent storm drowns it out with a deluge). I sketched up a storm at the 1984 River Festival including these two hippie guys. The one on the left was a very blond guy named Scott, or "White Eagle." The one on the right called himself "Khaliq," and was working at a vendor's stand selling fragrant oils. "Khaliq" was devoted to the memory of Jimi Hendrix and believed that he was Jimi's reincarnation, except that Khaliq couldn't play guitar. 

"2 Hippies 1984" is black technical pen ink on sketchbook page, about 7" x 8 1/2", June 23, 1984.

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