Friday, November 20, 2009

Music

I pulled this one from the files for the Illustration Friday prompt "music". This was done for the first person story of a man whose first symptom of a brain tumor was hearing a combination of Procul Harem's "Whiter Shade of Pale" and a Bach Fugue. The art director told me that the writer liked the illustration, which was important to me. The musical notation is the opening bars of "Whiter Shade of Pale".

This is just too gorgeous not to share- Neil Ornstein's Papageno on Snorkblog

35 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

This illustration shows how in touch you were with his precarious situation... and yet...there is such hope. You did all that so simply and meaningfully and in black and white noless! This completely touches my heart. I know he made it to the other side...whatever the other side meant for him. It's just a genius illustration!

Kali said...

Wow... beautiful image

Caio Fernandes said...

this is a such good image !!!
sad that is going to be waisted on this illustration friday ....
is so patetic adult people interacting with this childish activitys .
HEY PEOPLE !!! START TO BEHAVE YOURSELFS IN A MORE MATURE WAY .
take me as an example .
I AM AN PERFECT EXAMPLE OF MATURITY .

ArtSparker said...

One suspects someone is looking for attention.

Totalfeckineejit said...

One of your best, Sparkey.Part of your inate talent lies in interpretation of others creativity/ideas/problems.

Asja said...

so wonderful! i love his tiny umbrella and his fancy tuxedo!

ArtSparker said...

TFE- I was pretty happy with this one.

Cláudia said...

Music won't leave you alone in the dark and this is wonderfully portrayed in your work, Susan! Very beautiful!

ArtSparker said...

Cláudia - good to see you, and by the way, inquiring minds want to know when you will have a blog -no pressure....

Ginga Squid said...

Love this one Susan!

Cláudia said...

Susan, you are so sweet!

I was in Egypt last week and couldn't keep up with the internet stuff. When I came back I was really amazed at the volume and quality of your posts! I am still a baby in this internet universe, but very glad I could find you so early in this journey!

ArtSparker said...

Celeste- Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed looking at this.

Kat Hannah said...

what a precarious perch - perfect for dancing above the flame

Steve said...

There's something gorgeously whimsical about this that just puts the biggest smile on my face. Thank you.

Jasmine said...

Reminds me of my uncles hand made wedding invites. He had a couple walking towards eachother along a tight rope .

ArtSparker said...

Jasmine - would love to see those. I once did a wedding invite with dancing alligators for a pair a scientists getting married near a reptile environment at the San Francisco Academy of Science.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

aww; that is a fun image; makes me want to wait and see what happens next.

Tammie Lee said...

oh, this is wonderful!

jess said...

Your interpretation of this is so wonderful.

eyecontact said...

Oh, this is really cool!

Celeste Bergin said...

dancing alligators--I'd like to see that too!

Dream Painter said...

so clever, very nice illo!!

jude said...

i have often found balance on the edge of a melody.

yvette said...

just a kiss

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

this is so cool. I would love to see you do story book!

Cintia Yamane said...

that's a great ideia, very cool

rmsmi said...

Really interesting piece. Very creative!

Tomás Serrano said...

Excellent!!!

Susan Faye said...

Anybody who has navigated through a precarious predicament can appreciate the simple beauty of this image...

parisa mahmoudi said...

Wow,Wonderful idea!It would be pick up the week!

INDIGENE said...

Bravo! I love the mood you've set and that it's in tones of black & white!

get zapped said...

Encore! Very clever and expressive. Nice work!

donny* said...

wonderful concept. love the illustration.

AJ "Rohzi" Ellington said...

One of my favorites. I love this one. Another t-shirt idea perhaps? ; - )

justdoodleit said...

Fantastic! Music genius is all about walking that thin line!