Sunday, April 3, 2011

Drawing Inspiration From Music

Easter is approaching!  I know this is pretty heavy-handed and obvious, but the song that I was inspired by IS fairly heavy and straightforward (in a good way! I can almost feel the literal 'weight' in the music).  Anyway, listen to the song and maybe the drawing makes a tiny bit more sense... "He Never Said a Mumblin' Word" by The Welcome Wagon (great album by the way!  If you like quality "church music"):



For some reason when I listen to it I imagine a silhouetted Jesus carrying the cross with dis-embodied singing cartoon heads materializing above him during the chorus.  I don't know, it makes sense to me... :-)  Maybe it's because I was working on an animated direct-to-video cartoon about the life and death of Jesus when I first started listening to the album.  I always found it odd that such a profound and important event (not to mention the gruesome details of suffering and death on the cross) was being cheaply produced into a simplified cartoon for small children...


Anyway, I would definitely file this as a "messy" and "crude" drawing, although in my defense I think that kind of fits the subject matter...