Steve Simpson’s Portfolio

27 Sep

Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da

  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
    for The Illustrated Beatles Illustrated Ireland group show
  • Fifty Irish illustrators each got a Beatles song to illustrate, here’s mine.

    from Wikipedia: “Paul McCartney wrote the song around the time that highlife and reggae were beginning to become popular in Britain. The tag line “ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, bra” was an expression used by Nigerian conga player Jimmy Scott-Emuakpor, an acquaintance of McCartney.”
    “John Lennon and George Harrison yell “arm” and “leg” during a break in the song” (apparently Ringo didn’t yell anything as he was busy practising his drumstick party trick:)

    Desmond takes a trolley to the jewelry store
    Buys a twenty carat golden ring
    Takes it back to Molly waiting at the door
    And as he gives it to her she begins to sing…

    Ob-la-di, ob-la-da
    life goes on… bra
    La la how the life goes on…

    See more for the The Illustrated Beatles show on Facebook
    Illustrators Ireland and The Grand Social present an exhibition of artwork inspired by The Beatles. October 23rd 2012.

    Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da on Youtube (just incase you need reminding:)

  • WIP Sketch
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