IF: C-C-Cold!

I’ve know idea why I thought of Hank Williams’ song “Cold, Cold Heart” when I saw this weeks Illustration Friday topic, but it was a nice opportunity to play around with doing a caracature. And while I was looking for pictures of HW, I found other caracatures and portraits (as well as other stuff) of him that I thought were worth noting. Links are below:

— Hank Williams carved on a pumpkin!

— Not familiar with the song? Here’s a sampling of the original as well as a covers by Nora Jones, Tony Bennett, and Louie Armstrong (same link as above).

— Oh my…Here’s an, uhm, strange midi version of Cold, Cold Heart. Yikes.

— Uhmmm…I’m not sure who did this painting but I like it.

Hank Williams by artist Michael Knott

— Another “I don’t know who did it but I like it” illustration.

— You know you’ve made it when you’re a bobblehead.

— Carmen Pegen does Hank Williams

Jim Zahniser does Hank Williams….

–Sebastian Kruger does HW

— Now this is neat. Gene McClain’s take on Hank Williams

— Paul Forde’s version of HW

–…And illustrator Cindy Kim does Hank

I could go on but I probably lost you a long time ago so enough already.

20 Responses to IF: C-C-Cold!
  1. Alina
    October 18, 2005 | 12:21 am

    Love your illustration!! Great design!


  2. nicolas
    October 18, 2005 | 1:59 am

    GREAT ¡¡¡ good illo

  3. Toni
    October 18, 2005 | 6:19 am

    Paula, this is a good take on ‘cold’
    So glad you thought of this it is unique and different.
    I love your caracature style.

  4. Ellen
    October 18, 2005 | 7:27 am

    LOVE it! AWESOME illo!!!!!!!

  5. Holly
    October 18, 2005 | 7:32 am

    Oooh- this so much fun. Thanks.

  6. geeky girl
    October 18, 2005 | 8:07 am

    This really made me smile. Great illo for a great song.

  7. carla
    October 18, 2005 | 8:23 am

    Wow! I absolutely love this…because it’s Hank Williams and because you did him so well! The colors are perfect; they remind me of a vinatge flannel shirt. His tiny hands are such a nifty stylistic touch. Really, really great illo!

  8. Paula
    October 18, 2005 | 12:22 pm

    Hi all! Thank you for the kind words in regards to the “Hank” piece.

    Carla: Yeah…Those vintage flannel pieces! Thanks for noting that as well as the ‘tiny hands’. It was a fun illo to do. : )

  9. Cin
    October 18, 2005 | 7:10 pm

    your lettering is so unique, really used to great effect in this piece, how the words seem to grow or fade in volume, and just love that there are numerous musical quote balloons scattered about, your lettering and these make it so lively!

    really wonderful colors too, and love the simplicity of his face, you “got” him in just a few lines, jusst really like everything about this!

  10. Michael
    October 18, 2005 | 7:20 pm

    love Hank. you’ve got him down with his oversized suits and all. nice job!

  11. patricia
    October 18, 2005 | 8:29 pm

    Fantastic illustration; GREAT idea!

    And I love that song. Get’s me ‘right there’.

  12. Paula
    October 18, 2005 | 10:11 pm

    Cin: That lettering is hard to control. Happy to hear you like it! Thanks for noteing special details. You have some eye!

    Michael: Heh! Hank’s oversized suits. Nothing like burns big suit, though. Thanks for commenting!

    patricia: Me, too. Nobody sings ’em like Hank, eh?

  13. KimC
    October 18, 2005 | 11:35 pm

    That is priceless, and Hank Williams is one of my favorites Yeehaw, great image.

  14. .leo.
    October 19, 2005 | 7:04 am

    wow…this is GREAT…congrats u are very very good.
    how u did it ?

  15. Becky Young
    October 19, 2005 | 7:42 am

    I remember this song popping into my head after reading the topic last Friday – but not in my wildest dreams or most ambitious moments would I have attempted to do Hank…and yet, Paula, you pulled him off beautifully with you usual panache and skill. Warmed me right up! Thanks for all the cool links too!

  16. Paula
    October 19, 2005 | 12:57 pm

    Kim: Merci!

    leo: How’d I execute it, you mean? Painter 9; all digital.

    Becky: You flatter me! And Really? You thought of “Cold, Cold Heart” too? It’d be interesting to see how you’d pull that off in your style. I’m sure you’d do great!

  17. shawn
    October 19, 2005 | 2:17 pm

    I LOVE it!!! I am still listening to cold cold heart that you linked us to! (it goes on and on) You’re just wonderful! I love you style so much. Makes me wanna go on another roadtrip down south.

  18. Eren
    October 19, 2005 | 3:49 pm

    Great illustration!! I love the colros! I had this song in my head while I was doing my illo! =)

  19. Rose
    October 19, 2005 | 4:59 pm

    Great idea, and really well done!

  20. Maggie
    November 1, 2005 | 5:51 pm

    THis is a hoot! What a fabulous illustration. Love the colors and letter and I can just hear him twanging (if there is such a word) out this song!