Thursday, February 14, 2013

Beethoven's Pastorale, IF-Storm

We're really digging back in the archives for this one.  I did this piece for an illustration class I took back when I was in college.  Colored pencils on gray matte board was my main medium at the time.  The subject was Beethoven and his Symphony no. 6, the Pastoral.  I grew up in a home of classical music lovers, and Beethoven was practically a god.  We even had a sculpture of him above the piano.  On top of that I was a Disney geek and especially a Fantasia freak, so of course the Sixth Symphony was my all time favorite.  I have to admit that I am still fascinated by it.

A little tidbit, that illustration class was one of the very first things I ever charged on a credit card...