quinta-feira, 29 de dezembro de 2011

Jim Morrison drawing by Ane Rainey

This is an amazing drawing by my huge friend Ane. I want to thank her for this masterpiece and for let me share this with the world =)

You can see more from Ane on

Ane Rainey's Channel on DeviantArt

Ane's blog - Além do Mesmo Mais (Portuguese)

terça-feira, 27 de dezembro de 2011

Jim Morrison's Drawing - from High School until his death

I've  seen some sketches of figures made by Jim on the book The Doors by The Doors and I've kept myself asking if Jim used to draw, as a hobby. So, yesterday, by the morning, I googled some words seeking for Jim's drawings and I've found a few things that I want to share with you...

On the site I've found it they said that the drawings were  "sketches of macabre figures that dealt with violence, pedophilia, sexually, etc". 

Then I've found it: The Jim Morrison Limited Edition Lithograph Sets and I keep myself asking about the authenticity of this material. I don't really know if we can trust on this, but it seems kinda... True. I don't really know what think about that, but I'll leave it for you to see:

How to Draw Jim Morrison - Step by step

I've find out this and I decided to share with you all! <3


STEP 1: Let's start out with a basic oval. See if you can stay close to the shape. Sketch in your guidelines. First line is at the top left eyelid, and the second line is at bottom of the nose. This divides the face into thirds, which helps with accurate placement of the facial features.

STEP 2: All those out there that get impatient with your drawings, please wave your hands! Because this start with Jim's features doesn't look like him at all. Looks like a child's scribble. Stick with this. Get his strange eyebrow shadow placements, eyes and pupils, bottom of nose and nostrils, and his mouth. The next couple of steps will help you with proportions.

STEP 3: Here's the five-eye game! They are the size of one of Jim's eyes. The bridge of his nose is one eye, his eyes count for two more, and there are two more eyes at either sides of his face. It looks like those eyes are one half, but the ears (hidden) make up for the other half of those eyes at the end. Now you need to size the width of those lips. Take a line at the end of his mouth on both sides and extend it to his eyes above. See how the sides of his mouth parallel at the imaginary irises of his eyes. This is how you can get a more accurate drawing from your picture reference.

STEP 4: You can sketch lightly these guidelines to erase later. Look at the picture for this step. Jim's face is divided by thirds this way. First line is at the top of his head/hairline. Second line is right above his top eyelid. Third line is at the bottom of his nose. Fourth line is at his chin. The width is the same between these lines. You will be shading, highlighting, and blending from here on. But first here are a couple of steps to help with those techniques.

STEP 5: Here's my famous menu for hair and supplies! In the picture you can see some twists and curls with shading. Follow the direction of the arrows when you shade the curls of the hair. Hint: Start at the dark area within the hair strand area. Stroke a little harder in that area then lighten up at the end of the stroke, like you're brushing something. There's a detailed cropped area of Jim's hair I drew beside the clump of sketched hair. Now I used a mechanical pencil, pencil graphite sticks 9B (really soft and dark), and a No.2 pencil. Kneaded eraser is a must have in my book. Blending tools like tissue, blending stump, Q-tip can make your picture look more realistic. Big tip: I used acrylic paint--titanium white with a really small paint brush to add more white highlights to Jim's hair.  

STEP 6: You can use your rubber kneaded eraser for reflective lights on the side of Jim's cheek, within his pupil for catch lights, or to stroke those highlights in on his hair. Remember that the reflective light area isn't pure white--it is at middle tone. Your blending tools add a smoother tone to your drawing...tissue or toilet paper adds even tones to large areas and lightens or picks up a lot of the pencil work. Blending stumps or tortillons blend smaller areas. And if you have enough graphite on them, you can render textures, lines, or small shaded areas. Cool, right? Yeah! We're rockin' and rollin' now! Let's get it on with the next step.

STEP 7: Jim is looking more like himself. You can erase those guidelines and continue with defining him more. Drawing in that reflective light on the right side of his jaw. Adding more hair curls, shading, and texture.

STEP 8: If you make a mistake or mistakes, that kneaded rubber eraser helps a lot. As you dab with it, it can pick up unwanted pencil marks. If you want to use small circles with your pencil to shade in his skin, that's a good idea. For hair, use long sweeping strokes in the direction of the curl. Here's a good place to practice what you've learned from hair tutorials. Remember to draw in his beads.  

STEP 9: Continue to work in those shadows, spread the shading and let it disappear into the lighter area. Don't use harsh lines to separate light from dark. Gently caress your picture with loving strokes. Be patient, take your time, look closely at your reference and keep going to accomplish your masterpiece. Look! All your hard work has paid off. Now let me know how your fared through this tutorial. I love to see how my peeps do. ROCK ON!

sábado, 24 de dezembro de 2011

A The Doors' Merry Christmas for you!

Camon, baby, light my... CHRISTMAS <3 I am coming just to say "merry christmas" to you all and I'll give some Doors' gifts for you;

sexta-feira, 16 de dezembro de 2011

Final 24: Jim Morrison's Last Hours

I've found out the full documentary about Jim's death via Jim Morrison Project who gently shared it with us on Facebook. I've watched it and I think it's a great documentary, 'cause it doesn't focus just on Jim's death, but they also explore the whole way towards it. It's a little bit shocking 'cause they explored Jim's vices - like drugs and alcohol. I felt so sad when I saw Pamela De Barres describing Jim drunk lying on the door of the Whiskey a Go Go... But I know it's a side of Jim we can't deny. And they also bought  some precious information about Jim's relation with his family. There are beautiful and rare pictures of Jim during the documentary. Anyway, it's worth of watching!

Eu achei o documentário completo sobre a morte de Jim via Jim Morrison Project que gentilmemente compartilhou isto conosco no Facebook. Eu assisti e eu acho que é um documentário incrível, pois que não foca só na morte de Jim, mas eles também exploram tudo o que levou ao fim culminante. É um pouco chocante pois eles exploraram os vícios de Jim de uma forma crua - como drogas e álcool. Eu me senti tão triste quando vi Pamela De Barres descrevendo o Jim bêbado deitado na porta do Whiskey a Go Go... Mas eu sei que é um lado de Jim que nós não podemos negar. E eles também trouxeram algumas informações preciosas sobre a relação de Jim com a família dele. Há fotos lindas e raras de Jim durante o documentário. De qualquer maneira, vale a pena assistir!

terça-feira, 13 de dezembro de 2011

My Little Jim

I've a two years-old nephew called Eiji (His name is the same name of my father, his grandfather, who is Japanese and that's why the baby has this strange and ugly name). He's really a "pants-on-fire" baby! Ya know, he just loves to be crazy and funny as most of kids are when they are at this age.

And you should me ask why I am posting this about my nephew: It's simple, he has been born in the same day than Jim Morrison. And on little Eiji's birthday, I just gave him a The Doors Baby T-Shirt! <3

There are the pictures:

domingo, 11 de dezembro de 2011

The Doors - Studio Session

This is the Studio Session at Europe in 1968. The Unknown Soldier was released at this presentation.


1-Alabama Song
2-Back door man
3-Love me two times
4-When the Music's Over
5-The Unknown Soldier

The Doors - Live at the Hollywood Bowl - FULL Show

Just sharing this timeless treasure w/ all Jim's lovers <3

1-Wake Up
2-Light My Fire
3-The Unknown Soldier
4-A Little Game
5-The Hills Dwellers
6-Spanish Caravan
7-Light My Fire (Edited version)

The tracks 1, 4 and 5 are from Jim's poems The Celebration of the Lizard

quinta-feira, 8 de dezembro de 2011

Jim Morrison's Birthday ~ The Hours

Today is Jim's birthday - and it's also the bithday of two years-old nephew called Eiji that I call my little Jim. If he was alive today, he'd be a 68 years-old man.

But Jim was taken from us when he was 27, everybody knows the history.

I just wanted to make something different and tell you what Jim Morrison means in my life.

The picture above shows the very first The Doors CD I've ever heard in my whole life. I didn't buy it, a daddy's friend gave to me when I was a 13 years-old girl. I remember I came back in the car w/ mommy and daddy listening to The Doors and mommy said that it was "cool, you could even dance it".

Jim and The Doors returned to my life when I was 14 years-old and my daddy left home. I was listening to Roadhouse Blues. Jim's voice just seemed to hold me up. Jim hugged me and I didn't fall 'cause of him.

But my deep love for Jim just began in the past year when I read a little book about him. I fell in love w/ the man and the rich world surrounding his life and legend.

I can't even say in which moments Doors and Jim were on my life. My dog's death, my first love, the nights dancing The Doors w/ my children, reading Jim's poetry w/ my cat, breaking hearts w/ L.A. Woman as soundtrack...

So Jim, happy birthday. Thank you for being here and being you.

Thank you for all. Thank you forever.

The picture above is Clara Morrison holding her son, the little James Douglas Morrison. I've done a video in honor to Jim:

terça-feira, 6 de dezembro de 2011

My Wild Love

I just saw this picture of Florence Welch and tought about the song in the same moment! So I'm joining both:

My wild love went riding

She rode all the day
She wrote to the devil
And asked him to pay
The devil was wiser
It's time to repent
He asked her to give back
The money she spent

My wild love went ridin'

She rode to the sea
She gathered together
Some shells for her head
She rode and she rode on
She rode for a while
Then stopped for an evening
And lay her head down

She rode on to Christmas

She rode to the farm
She rode to Japan
And we entered a town
By this time the river
Had changed one degree
She asked for the people
To let her go free

My wild love is crazy

She screams like a bird
She moans like a cat
When she wants to be heard
My wild love went ridin'
She rode for an hour
She rode and she rested
And then she rode on
Ride, c'mon

quinta-feira, 1 de dezembro de 2011

Nirvana - The End (The Doors Cover)

I am amazed by this video. Initially, I thought it was fake... But it's not. It's amazing to see how Cobain and this song are perfect one for the other.

Esse vídeo é incrível. Me impressiona ver como Cobain e essa música são feitos um para o outro.

Interview with Jim Morrison's sister and father

This is from When you're strange DVD bonus, hope you all like it!

Isso é dos extras do DVD de When You're Strange. Espero que todos gostem!

Jim Morrison e o Simbolismo

Esse é um rascunho de algo que estou desenvolvendo e que talvez  seja a semente do meu TCC


Os poetas-xamãs

Um poeta torna-se um sonhador através de um longo, ilimitado e sistemático desregramento de todos os sentidos. Todas as formas de amor, de sofrimento, de loucura; investiga-se a si próprio, consome dentro de si todos os venenos e preserva as suas quintessências. Um tormento indescritível, onde irá encontrar a maior fé, uma força sobre-humana, com que se torna, de entre todos os homens, o grande inválido, o grande maldito – e o Supremo Cientista! Pois alcança o desconhecido! E que interessa se for destruído no seu vôo extático por coisas inauditas e inomináveis...”.
Arthur Rimbaud (extraído de “História, Performance e Poesia: Jim Morrison, o xamã da década de 1960.”. de Rosângela Patriota.).

Xamã é o sacerdote ou sacerdotisa do xamanismo que entra em transe durante rituais xamânicos, manifestando poderes sobrenaturais e invocando espíritos da natureza, chamando-os a si e incorporando-os em si. Este contato em êxtase permite a recepção de orientações e ajudas dos espíritos para resolver ou superar situações que desafiem as pessoas e seus grupos sociais.”.
(extraído de Wikipédia)

Na França do final do século XIX nasceu uma geração artística que, indo na contramão da modernidade de seu tempo, buscava o infinito e o abstrato através de artifícios como o apelo aos sentidos, a musicalidade de uma rima exótica e trabalhada e ainda palavras que abandonavam o mero status de signo para adquirirem a condição de símbolo.

Didaticamente essa expressão da Arte ficou conhecida como Simbolismo, vertente literariamente nascida na França e encontrando sua semente em Charles Baudelaire com a polêmica obra “As flores do mal.”. Com uma poética marcante e de uma maestria pouco vista até então na Arte mundial, os representantes do Simbolismo propuseram-se a abrir ao público as “portas da percepção” com sua expressão onírica tão incomum para uma época seca, absolutamente fascinada com a tecnologia crescente.
Foram imortalizados para o bastião da história humana nomes desse movimento como Arthur Rimbaud, Paul Verlaine e Stéphane Mallarmé.
Em um cenário não menos caótico e divergente um século depois nasce o vocalista da banda The Doors, James Douglas Morrison, no dia 08 de dezembro de 1943 em Melbourne, Flórida. Filho de pais conservadores teve sua juventude marcada pela leitura de grandes pensadores e artistas, o que avultou-lhe desde cedo uma inspiração atípica para a maioria dos jovens de sua idade. Dentre essas inspirações estão os próprios simbolistas.
Jim Morrison lia, principalmente, Rimbaud e a evidência da influência dele refletiu na produção musical e literária do vocalista do Doors. Até nos palcos isso é perceptível, num momento onde a convenção da apresentação pregava que os cantores, fossem integrantes de bandas ou de carreira solo, seguissem a etiqueta do showman, Jim alterou – como os simbolistas haviam feito séculos antes ao inovar desafiando as convenções poéticas – o quadro trazendo um comportamento desregrado e imprevisível para os espetáculos dos Doors. Ele não agia só como o integrante de uma banda, ele propunha-se a desempenhar o sacerdote nas libações a Dionísio ou então tentava representar o grande mágico das tribos primitivas, o xamã.

O mesmo xamã que enfrentava o “longo, ilimitado e sistemático desregramento de todos os sentidos” que Rimbaud pensou, um feiticeiro cujo delirante êxtase é tão poético quanto os infinitos sonhados nas pinturas de William Blake e de uma loucura tão possessa quanto a de Jim. Assim convergindo do misticismo antigo, passando pela poesia do século XIX e acabando no rock and roll dos anos 60, a natureza da experiência transcendental que o xamã encarnava pela tribo é similar a produção poética dotada de impossível sinestesia do Simbolismo e ao psicodélico trabalho artístico dos Doors e de Jim Morrison, e no trabalho que aqui segue a proposta é explorar essa temática.