My Chemical Romance-Gerard Way sketch

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1st draft sketch for my Gerard Way drawing. I know that fist looks like a ball of scrunched-up paper, but hey, it’s only a first draft! For those of you that are wondering what My Chemical Romance is, they’re one of the most amazing, stylish rock bands ever, but unfortunately they split up in early 2013. (To Google them, click here.)

I sketched using my brand new Blackwing pencils(apparently loads of famous people such as John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondhein, Leonard Bernstein, and Chuck Jones used these pencils to create characters like Bugs Bunny!)

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(image above: my new Blackwing pencils that I received as a gift.)

 

 

“When I was a young boy, My father took me into the  city, To see a marching band, He said, Son, when you grow up, Would  you be the savior of the broken, The beaten and the damned,

He said, “Will you defeat them, You demons and all the  non-believers, The plans that they have made, Because one day, I’ll  leave you, A phantom to lead you in the summer, To join the Black  Parade,

When I was a young boy, My father took me into the  city, To see a marching band, He said, Son, when you grow up, Would  you be the savior of the broken, The beaten and the damned,

Sometimes I get the feeling, She’s watching over me, And other times I feel like I should go, And through it all, the rise and  fall, The bodies in the streets, And when you’re gone we want you all to  know,

We’ll carry on, we’ll carry on, And though you’re dead and  gone, believe me, Your memory will carry on, we’ll carry on, And in my  heart, I can’t contain it, The anthem won’t explain it,

And while that sends you reeling, From decimated  dreams, Your misery and hate will kill us all, So paint it black and  take it back, Let’s shout out loud and clear, Defiant to the end we hear  the call,

To carry on, we’ll carry on, And though you’re dead and  gone, believe me, Your memory will carry on, we’ll carry on, And though  you’re broken and defeated, You’re weary widow marches,

On and on we carry through the fears, Disappointed faces of  your peers, Take a look at me, ‘Cause I could not care at all,

Do or die, you’ll never make me, Because the world will  never take my heart, Though you try, you’ll never break me, We want it  all, we wanna play this part,

Won’t explain or say I’m sorry, I’m unashamed, I’m gonna  show my scar, Give a cheer for all the broken, Listen here, because it’s  only,

I’m just a man, I’m not a hero, Just a boy who wanna sing  his song, Just a man, I’m not a hero, I don’t care,

We’ll carry on, we’ll carry on, And though you’re dead and  gone, believe me, Your memory will carry on, you’ll carry on, And though  you’re broken and defeated, Your weary widow marches on,

Do or die, you’ll never make me, Because the world will  never take my heart, Though you try, you’ll never break me, We want it  all, we wanna play this part, (We’ll carry on)

Do or die, you’ll never make me, Because the world will  never take my heart, Though you try, you’ll never break me, We want it  all, we wanna play this part, (We’ll carry on)”

-The Black Parade, My Chemical Romance

I love how every seperate line of MCR’s lyrics are always like an enigmatic puzzle, but how the whole song feels like a poem. It’s not easy to create such artistically meaningful, unique, strong lyrics.

 

Image Credits: mcrfanz.webs.com

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6 responses to “My Chemical Romance-Gerard Way sketch

  1. Dear friend, Thank you very much, I’ve visited your blog, read an article that is quite interesting, makes me really happy to have been following your blog and you are an awesome blogger, full Inspiring and hope you can inspire more readers. Thank you and best regards from Gede Prama affection 🙂

    • Hi! Thank you! It makes me happy to know that you enjoy reading my blog. People like you really inspire me to continue blogging and meet new people through the process. : ) Thanks for your kind support!

  2. Hello, nice to be here on your blog :). Thank you for following mine, I saw you draw too, and I was wondering if you could give me some feedback on my drawings? The pencils look quite interesting, never saw them before. How do you like them so far? Would you recommend them?

    • Hi there! I remember first finding your blog on my Reader feed. I was truly impressed by your art! I checked out your latest post about your Jan/Feb sketchbook(loved it!) and it’s obvious that you’re very talented. I really love your style of sketching-it’s soft and detailed yet has a certain edge to it and looks unique. Also, I think you’re good at blending colors together. The color schemes on your drawings are beautiful.

      The pencils are great! They’re a bit different from the usual 4B art pencils that I used to use. They’re not as bold. I can understand why many cartoonists would choose the Blackwing pencils-they create softer, slightly thinner, watercolor-ish lines that kind of resemble calligraphy so it’s easier to draw detailed things. (But be careful-there are apparently lots of different types of Blackwing pencils, and I just reviewed the type that I have, which is the ‘soft and smooth’. Some types are thicker and bolder than others.)

      I’m sorry this comment got so long, I was just really happy to see you here on my blog, especially since I love your blog and your art! : D

      • I read your reply in the morning, and it really made my day :D. Thank you so for much for investing in a comment – probably the longest feedback I got so far from anyone. Funny in a way, you mentioned some points the graphic design professor also saw as my strenght (the colour blending). I never saw myself being particularly “stronger” in this point. But you know, he never saw my sketches yet, so I’m so grateful to hear that you seem to like them and also what in particular :D. Really helps me to keep on going. Blogging is still new to me, and I don’t really know so many people around the wordpress.blog-world so I’m glad to “meet” you 🙂 I’m happy you can find something that you love in my creative work. That’s what I hope and dream for the future, that people can find something beautiful in what I do 🙂 – it’s a bit hard to put into words, English is not my native language.

        Thank you also for the detailed info about the pencils they do sound really awesome. Wonder if I could get them here in Austria or better online.

        Again I’m very happy to hear from you and hope we can inspire each other. I did look over your blog and read the article about fashion week in NYC – cool. I’ll follow you and I’m looking forward to hear from you again 🙂

      • Hi : )
        This just made my day, too! This is exactly why I love blogging-I get to meet new unique bloggers who share the same interest. I’m so happy that you like my blog. I’ll keep reading your blog. Your English is great! English isn’t my native language myself, but I moved to London when I was two years old, so I guess that doesn’t count..? Your dream is really beautiful. I really hope you succeed, and I’m pretty sure that you will. You’re talented and you’re a good person.

        You can probably get them online-you should try searching ‘blackwing pencil’ on google.

        Anyways, thank you again : D for being so lovely and kind. Let’s keep inspiring each other!

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