Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Sorrow n.- deep distress, sadness or regret for the loss of someone or something loved.
Iiii Am a Dog......of Constant Sorrow.....
I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with the movie: "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" , but it's one of my favorite movies (and soundtracks) of all time. It's basically a very fresh and refreshing take on Homer's epic tale, The Odyssey. Anyway, back to my point. I love that movie, and there is a scene where the wayward heroes are pressed for cash and decide to "sing in a can" at a nearby radio station in order to earn a little pocket money.
The song that Ulysses Everett McGill and his sidekicks proceed to belt out with much gusto is "Man of Constant Sorrow." It's a very good song, with great music, and really sad lyrics if you can quit tapping your feet long enough to listen to them. So I decided to make my own twist from that little "singing in a can" scene.
This week's topic for Illustration Friday is Sorrow. Bleah. (What can you do but try to comply?) So, I thought: Bloodhounds are very sad-looking, Blue is a color associated with sadness, and Everett sang about sorrow in that movie! Voila! You have three blue bloodhounds "singing in a can" about their constant sorrow! I hope you enjoy. I sure did enjoy making this picture. I used brand new color pencils; they're texture was so smooth and creamy it made me giggle like a loon when I was drawing.
p.s.- I'm not trying to sound pompous or anything, but don't you think there's a William Wegman quality to these hounds? :)
Posted by Diandra Mae at 8:07 PM