Kristen Miller

contributor to 1 poster

  • 2002 Poster: Friday Night a Vein


    Friday Night a Vein

    I love jazz. I've played the trumpet. I was in jazz band. So working with this poem was easy. As soon as I read it, I envisioned a trio of musicians—a singer, a trumpet player and a drummer.

    I always work in black line and watercolor, so that part is typical. For the drawing, I looked at some photos of jazz bars and instruments, and then did a lot of it in my imagination. It's usually pretty spontaneous like that.

    I like the way the image turned out. It makes you feel jazzy. And I think it's sensual without being sexual or offensive.