Thursday, February 23, 2006

Illustration Friday - SONG

The Golden Ages of both songwriting and illustration were beautifully married in sheet music art. I tried to pay homage to the many wonderful artists who created these underappreciated works of art during the first part of the twentieth century.

And the's an excerpt, just in case it isn't ringing a bell:

Heaven, I'm in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek.

—Cole Porter

Created in Adobe Illustrator.

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carla said...

This is cool! I do love the covers of the sheet music, and i think this is a lovely tribute. I also love that song...soooo romantic:> It's fun to see the process, Amy. I so admire your work, so it's a treat to see what's behind the magic:>

Jaimie said...

This is lovely! I really adore art from that era. It looks like something produced in the 40's. Great job!

Mike Thompson said...

Beautiful work, Amy! Always a treat seeing what you post for I.F.!

Chris Butts said...

Very nice.

ValGalArt said...

i would have loved to live in that time period! This is so clever and wonderful! When I was a little girl and was made to play piano, I would always study all the pictures on the sheet music and I have a small collection. This illustration is perfection!!! p.s. when you commented on my blog last friday I though your avatar would be perfect for song. Your logo is excellent!!!

mattwood said...

Song - Great finished piece.
Nice type usage and feel. Very spacious and etherial. You can sense the feeling of the period. Very nice illustrative work. I love
the pose and all the extras.

Thanks for checking out my 'tea' image... glad you enjoyed it.

Are you working on a 'tea' image for I.F.?

The Tart said...

Romantic and marvelous. I am in the mood for love, NOW. Speechless!

The Tart

Shano said...

Beautiful! Very romantic . . . Art deco with a twist of modern meets vintage.

TXArtcGal said...

OH...I love the colorized version as well! Beautiful!!

Deb said...

This was a great idea for the "Song" illustration! I collect old sheet music --this is very nice! I'm looking forward to seeing your design for "Tea"!
Keep Creating!

Suzan said...

WOW Amy that turned out really nice!

Andrea said...

oooo, very nice!

creative kismet said...

The colors turned out gorgeous for this!!