Coat of Arms


Yesterday I worked on an illustration for my brother’s most recent song, Coat of Arms. The first time he played the song for me I pictured Simon and Garfunkel riding unicorns into space.  

In tune with the 70s/80s, I made a sparkle dreamscape in the shape of a coat of arms. Referencing the Neverending story, I have a noble sphinx guarding the shield to the left. In the center, a burning sun shield inspired by Shiva. On the right, a dancing unicorn as one of the mounted supporters. The three characters describe the armed women in the song.

Stylistically, the illustration is still a bit raw. I left it as a pencil drawing, as if a kid sketched it in hopes to escape to another world, or perhaps, it was a drawing he found in a book that would transport him to that magical place.

At some point I will go back in with pinks and purples to make it into the true 80s dreamscape it was meant to be, but for now, black and white looks just fine. 



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Her coat of arms
Was red and yellow
And blazed bright as a fire

It scorched my hand
And left a brand
A burning coat of arms

Her coat of arms
Was pink and blue
And vibrant as the sun

So light and free
It stayed with me
A dancing coat of arms

Her coat of arms
Was black and purple
And nobly restrained

So bold and stark
It left a mark
A regal coat of arms


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