Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Audio Visual: Cole Blaquesmith
I thought I would try something new once a week. I'm going to take one of my warm up pieces each week and draw it to a certain song. then I will post the image, and a video displaying the image with that song playing. I thought it would be interesting to show you what mood I had in mind for the piece thru the music. I often pic a song out before I start drawing a piece, to help determine where to go with it.
Today, (Scott Hume: Ragefist, this is for you!) I followed the idea from yesterday and picked something I'm a huge fan of but have rarely drawn. Cole Blaquesmith from Joe Kelly and Chris Bachalo. This is one of my favorite stories. Cole is a man who seems to have to fight his way across great lands to try and piece together his life and find his one and only love. Oh yea, he woke up after a few years with steam powered limbs.
Instead of going the action route, I wanted to take the very abrasive image of Cole and inject a bit more emotion as he holds his loves ribbon, pondering what he will have to do to find her. I put this one to "Roads" by Portishead. I think this song has the right mixture of sadness and idea of having to fight for something no matter how difficult.
So, there you go. Hopefully if I get the time in the next few weeks, I'll record me actually sketching the piece an set that to the song. But for now, take a few minutes and look at the image as you listen to the song. See if you feel the connection the same as I do. It will be interesting to see what you all think, or if better songs might fit the feeling that you get.
[note] I spelled Portishead wrong in the video, but didn't have time to change it. Deal with it! And I will be working on the quality, as I can see that it's not the best. Hang tight and we'll figure this thing out. Should be fun.