Sunday, March 15, 2009
IF = Legendary
Who isn’t familiar with the legendary tale of William Tell?
I thought I knew the story, but all I really remembered was he shot an arrow through an apple perched on someone’s head.
It filled my head with great imagery, so a painting followed.
Then I visited wikipedia, to learn the real story. The story of how William Tell wouldn’t bow to an Austrian overlord. How the overlord then punished him, commanding him to shoot an apple off the head of William’s son, if he refused, they both would be executed.
William Tell pierced the apple perfectly.
I don’t know how well my light-hearted painting goes with the dramatic tale, but it’s a great story anyway, and I love how Illustration Friday always stretches me in someway, and I always seem to learn something new.