Wednesday, May 17, 2006

O Brother, What Art Thou?

In my attempt to do something Animal Farm based, I started aimlessly drawing pigs in clothes. The pig on the left was my fifth or sixth sketch. He reminded me of Pappy O'Daniel in "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" That became my inspiration. I based the rest of the drawing and colors on that theme, still trying to include the idea of the evolution of the pigs from Animal Farm.

If a pig had wings, it would be an eagle. If a pig wore clothes, it would be Charles Durning.

28 comments:

Joe Fowler said...

Mess of biscuits... that is who he looks like!

Audrey Gayle said...

I'm a big fan of colour- And I really like your choice on this one. fun stuffs

Ben Reynolds said...

this is a very nice piece

frank h said...

nice! - very good drawing

rachel stoleru said...

great job! nice, clean illo.

Alina Chau said...

HA ! HA !! Poor pig ... love your story take!! NEATO characters too!

georg said...

Nice image indeed! Yes, I remember we read ANIMAL FARM in school - great book and great image. "... but some animals are more equal than others..!" Poor, poor pig (the one without clothes..)

zann said...

I love the expression and the color here. Great work. And wow... he really does look like Pappy O'Daniel!

Steam said...

Very cool. Great expression and poses. Thanks for sharing.

Random York said...

Very sharp Shane! It's got that great cartoon feel. Makes me grin

Бистра said...

ow, it's so cute! :-)

stacey m said...

excellent illo, love both your references!

Chickengirl said...

Great characters!

Jorge Noujaim said...

great illo!!

James Elston said...

That's really nice.
j.

the enigma said...

verry cute! i love animal farm too. good job.

kg said...

omg, that comment about charles durning was too funny...

this is too cute! funny how you put clothes on a pig, and it makes all the "normal" pigs suddenly look nekkid...

Michelle Lana said...

great illo!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

This is exquisitely beautiful! Just amazing colors! Your work is awesome, even if you beat up innocent little kids. :)

trophiogrande said...

nice colors. I tried to do something off of "Animal Farm" but none of my sketches looked good. :(

buep said...

Cool! And he really looks like Pappy O'Daniel :)

lil kim said...

oh, the power of standing upright. great illo and composition!

Doug said...

you make GREAT pigs! I like that soft background too...

BGOZ said...

Great idea. It does remind me of Oh Brother...

:)=

troglodyte mignon said...

love the brown pants

Rrramone said...

Well done, and love the quote about Charles Durning. :-)

erika said...

so good. i love it :)

Knitting Painter Woman said...

It's can't be good that the sky is yellow, can it? Love the concept.