As documented in previous blog posts, my partner Alex took it upon themself to write a detailed and entirely subjective review of every single Queen song, which, if you're interested in such things, you can find here.
Queen wrote a lot of songs, you guys. 16 albums worth, which working at a rate of an album a month, meant the project lasted well over a year. I'm not entirely sure how either of us sustained it to be honest, and I'm bloody glad it's over, although I did create some things that please/entertain me.
The thing with these forced drawing projects (or as some would call them, 'comissions') — you just have to do it (within reason, obvs). Doesn't matter if the subject isn't particularly inspiring or you can't really be bothered that day...
I owe a debt of gratitude to some of the incredible copyright free historic image libraries on Flickr, The British Library and Internet Archive Book Images being just a couple of examples.
I probably fell into patterns of sameiness with some of these (or maybe that's called having a personal style?) but I made some fun repeat patterns, some silly puns, and some standalone pieces that I'm genuinely proud of.
Many of them were awful, but here are a few of my favourites from the last few months — in the rush of moving house back in January, I forgot to share these at the time. (See blogs above for more of my favourites from the older months.)
Put out the fire
Life is real (Song for Lennon)
Calling all girls
Machines (or back to humans)
I want to break free (predictably)
Hammer to fall
A kind of magic
Pain is so close to pleasure
Gimme the prize (Kurgan's theme)
Don't lose your head (got a bit over excited and made a GIF)
Princes of the universe
I can't live with you
The show must go on
Let me live
I was born to love you