This was inspired by Crazy Train, by Ozzy Osbourne.
Done in charcoal
The solo provided the scale-like shapes all around the piece. The whole song feels like there are up and down shapes, like little pillars
The riff is the stalk-like (Is that the right adjective?) shape moving right from the lower-left.
The lyrics don’t have much to do with this, it comes from the backing instruments.
The solos provided the scale-like shapes all around the piece. That sound is actually really, really common for heavier electric guitar, I just haven’t SHOWN it before because I was worried it would look wrong. Even here it’s a little off in shading, but this was done AGES ago. I haven’t been able to get it scanned though, and in the meantime, I’ve gotten better. You’ll see those scale-like shapes much more in the future, I think!
The whole song feels like there are up and down shapes, rising, but mostly falling, lots of squares and rectangles.
Anyone who’s heard the song can tell you the lyrics DRIVE the piece. DEFINITELY true, but the guitar in it determines the appearance, the color and shape of everything. The vocals are scratchy yellows, the guitar is greys, and I couldn’t make the two work in a way that LOOKED right. And come on. With THAT riff, I HAD to make it the one big thing, above all else, beginning above and smashing down into swirls, which I’m not sure I quite captured, but it’s almost there!
SO, what few lyrical elements are in here are in the back of the picture, lower down, below the riffs/guitar.
The ‘ALL ABOOOAAAARDDD,’ and the ‘AY-AY-AY’ at the very start ARE here, sharing the same space in the lower right, in that darker depression seperated by three mostly white slashes with light random slashes through them. They were FAIRLY similar, and I didn’t feel like it was necessary to put it in TWICE. It didn’t even NEED to be there once, but it seemed important.
Aside from that, the center slash down to the right is the only specific lyrical element in this piece, she back and forth slashes forming part of the chorus, ‘I’m goin’ off the rails on the crazy train!’