Posted: 7 May 2012 Filed under: Inspiration, Rona | Tags: Afrika Bambaataa, album cover artwork, Bits of Shit, BOSMC, Cut Sleeves, Dirty Bomb, drawing, Joan Jett, mixed media, Rona Green, Tahiti Felix
Portrait of Joan Jett by Andy Lang
Recently I was asked by Andy Lang from the band Bits of Shit to create some cover artwork for their album Cut Sleeves.
Bits of Shit
It was an honour to make a portrait of Andy’s dog, Joan “Jett” Lang, for this purpose.
Joan “Jett” Lang
The artwork was inspired by Joan, and her rockin’ namesake Joan Jett.
Further inspiration came from the album title Cut Sleeves, which is a reference to the denim stylings of the funkalicious Afrika Bambaataa.
Add a pinch of Tahiti Felix tattoo flavour and it’s all good.
Tahiti Felix with a throng of illustrated men
And here is the finished product by yours truly.
Rona Green, Portrait of Joan, 2012, ink, watercolour and tea wash, 50 x 50 cm – artwork for the cover of the album Cut Sleeves by Bits of Shit
To finish, enjoy this clip for the ditty Dirty Bomb by Bits of Shit featuring the lovely Joan “Jett” Lang.