Sunday, February 19, 2006
Freaky Baby - Song Part 1 for Illustration Friday
It was hard figuring out what to draw for this week's challenge. Song conjured up so many images, song birds, bird song, songs from my childhood, songs that saw me through dark times. Anyway, I realised that I spent a lot of time listening to music in the backseats of cars on long journeys with my parents, so I decided to draw this.
It's drawn from a photo of me as a baby in the back seat of my parents' orange Fiat. Music was a big part of my childhood, we always had music on and I remember being crooned to by Bing Crosby to Elvis, Johnny Mathis to Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond to Peter, Paul & Mary. One of the first songs I learned to sing was the Neil Diamond song, Song Sung Blue, hence the blueness of this drawing. I'm not sure how I feel about this picture. It's a little freakish, but what the hell...someone might actually like it.