Friday, February 08, 2008

Illustration Friday: Choose -

"Every Musicians Lament"
$50 Unframed - LUCAS GALLERY

digitally manipulated photograph by Mick Mather
This week at Illustration Friday, choose, is the theme. I put this image in the context of one of the potholes in the road of a traveling musician. In particular, those times when you have the good fortune to be in one place for a week, perhaps two or that delightfully rare occasion, an entire summer at a happenin' club in some beach resort town. You get time to relax and do other things besides pack, travel, unpack - repeating the cycle night after night. You might even have a chance for more than a 1-night-stand if that's what you "choose", but beware of the lament, where the final day might be an oppressive face-to-face. "What's it going to be?" she demands, "me? Or the highway?" Get on the bus, Gus.

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13 Comments:

Blogger ValGalArt said...

very neat take on the theme and the illustration is so cool!!! The life of a gypsy...

4:47 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

valgalart:
Thanks, Val! It's always something, isn't it? :D

8:20 PM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

On the road, oh yes, I'll drink to that!

A darkish pic, maybe the moodier side of the life one has chosen?

1:25 AM  
Blogger Trijnie said...

sometimes it is difficult to make the good choices, like the image very much

6:21 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

susupetal:
Down the hatch! As with all things, one must have opposites in order to define experiences. This piece is dark and reflective of the mood set with the question in the written post. :)

6:25 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

trijnie:
It's very true about making good choices. If it were easy, wouldn't we all make good ones? I'm glad you like the image. :)

9:05 AM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Nice piece. Very eerie.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

rrramone:
Thanks for this take on it 'Mone. I guess it is a little eerie at that! :)

7:47 PM  
Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Your colors are great! I like this a lot.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

digital scott:
Thanks so much for saying so, Scott. I very often have a handful of different color schemes when developing a piece. This one seemed best in these dark, earthy colors and color always adds something to the impact of a piece - or the lack of it in some cases. I'm glad you like it. :)

1:24 PM  
Blogger carla said...

I also like the color choice. It gives this a feeling of grit and earth and on-the-road legends. It also makes me think of smelly tour busses and bad food, but that's the choice some make for their shot at the "big time." Another thought-provoking piece:>

4:38 AM  
Blogger Janice said...

you titled this well... the musician is almost reaching out to pull an audience in to him.....I agree with the others..., the colors make it more moody and age it..taking us Back in time.

7:59 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

carla:
Thanks so much for your "color added" take on this! :D

janice:
Ahhh, the beauty of appropriate colloration to strike a mood. Thanks, janice! :)

10:03 AM  

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