"Too Heavy for Cherubs"

Thursday, 17 March 2011
I decided that I wanted to have a go at illustrating a song because music is such an important part of my life.

I chose to use Cage's "Too Heavy for Cherubs" because I like the song, but also because I felt that it lent itself particularly well to being illustrated.

As this was only a 2 week project I knew I didn't have time to fully portray the whole song, and so picked out just one section that I could envisage strong images for.

I made a conscious decision to not show any faces in the images. I thought that leaving the abusive father figure faceless added to the fear of the unknown. By leaving the protagonist a mystery, whilst having all the scenes shown from his perspective, it would make him seem more accessible and provoke empathy from the viewer.

I used black pen and ink and markers, and set the pictures out in a comic book style in order to make sure the narrative was shown in order.


swanface at: 16 June 2011 at 23:39 said...

This is good. You are very good at drawing and stuff

joseph at: 17 June 2011 at 00:17 said...

Thank you :)

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