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Sketches for my Sweetheart by Cataclysm-X Sketches for my Sweetheart by Cataclysm-X
If you have read any of my descriptions more closely, you might have noticed I'm a great admirer of Jeff Buckley, a musician who passed away far before his time. There's no doubt you have heard his music before, with Hallelujah and Grace being 2 of his better known songs.

On May 29th, 1997, Jeff Buckley died at age of 30 near the Mississippi River, where his body was found dead 6 days after he was reported missing. A drowning accident took away his young life.

Even 13 years after his death Jeff is still considered to be one of the greatest musicians of all time. To this very day he inspires known and unknown artists all over the world and influences musicians like Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) and Matthew Bellamy (Muse).

Yes, he inspired me too, in many ways. So when I bought this little old-looking sketchbook, I wanted to dedicate the very first pages to the extraordinary and beautiful person he was.

The lyrics on the left page are from his song "Lover, You Should've Come Over" because that's my favourite song of his next to "Grace". In both of these songs Jeff foretold his own death without even knowing it, which is both eerie and eccentric at the same time.

You will always be an inspiration to many and forever be in our hearts. Even though I've never met you, I still miss you Jeff.
Rest in Peace.

Drawn on 2 A5 pages with 0.5mm B mechanical pencil.


"My Sweetheart the Drunk" was the working title that Jeff Buckley was using while writing and recording the album. Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk is a collection of polished studio tracks and four-track demos recorded by Jeff Buckley.
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theaser9 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh God this is beautiful.
MickeyMousMnstr Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He died two days after I was born :c
Touchloveinc Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artist
He is one of my favorite artists..beautiful work.
Shynar-the-Direwolf Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Too many die to young.
cuti13 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
wow this is totally awesome!! :clap:
ChantalGalvan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wowww...I definitely have to add this to my faves!!! :hug:
Arconith Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Is the writing done in your own personal writing style?
Or did you base it off a font or something of the like?
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
that's one of my handwritings yeah :)
I have like 4 types different of handwriting. Must be the diversity of techniques that I use for drawing all the time :confused: :)
MiloI Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice, i like how you drawn the paper (with text) on top of the actual paper.
laapdance Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This can't be any better. I love it.
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