Bluesman B.B. King died last Thursday, May 14, at 89 years old. His face and his playing were so expressive, his music was truly embodied. I made this sketch of his face in black and white charcoal on grey tone paper.

BB King sketch by Shawn Feeney

Here’s B.B. King playing “Sweet Sixteen” from his 1974 performance in Kinshasa, Zaire.