"Heckling Fish" | Suggested Drawings

Posted by Andrew Norman on Fri, 02/18/2011 - 8:30pm in Art, ben swift, fishbowl, suggested drawings

by Ben Swift

Hi, I'm Ben and I like to make art. I call this series "Suggested Drawings," and the point of it is to try to draw all the things people suggest. A simple project, but sometimes tricky.

I hope you enjoy the drawings and please suggest a Nebraska-music-related idea. I may try to draw it.

This first drawing is called "Heckling Fish" — it's based on the classic "Play Freebird" request yelled mercilessly at a band at Duffy's during the Hear Nebraska launch party Feb. 6. (The heckler declined the band's offer to play "Freebird" himself.) 

Ben Swift is a multidisciplinary artist from Lincoln who counts drawing, painting and screen-printing among his visual art repertoire. He also plays drums in the Killigans, and founded the Eyeskull Sticker Campaign. Visit benswift.com.


benswift on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 8:24am

good suggestions

I'll see what I can come up with! Stay tuned!

southoflincoln on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:39am

"Suggested Drawing" All Youn Girls Are Machine Guns

I suggest a drawing that shows what happens to young girls who are machine guns when they make the painful and trying transition from young machine gun girl to woman. You know the awkward 8th grade picture that we all have to get taken when we're all super awkward? What does a young machine gun girl look like during that transition?

angienorman on Mon, 02/21/2011 - 6:48pm

"Suggested Drawing"


My Suggestion is Saber Blazek from Machete Archive dancing on hot coals with snakes for hair.