As a longtime fan of Will Oldham and all his incarnates, I wanted to pay homage to the man with felt, embroidery floss and vintage railroad curtains I’ve had sitting around for years. Using the picture from his film, Old Joy, I drew the pattern. I hadn’t drew freehand in so long so this step took forever… and I still was not 100% satisfied with the result, particularly in the eyes. However, I thought the beard was characteristic enough to identify him. At first this was to be a pillow but I changed my mind after the stuffing distorted his features significantly.
To further honor his broad career of film and music, here’s Kanye West’s video for Can’t Tell Me Nothing, which features Will and comedian Zack Galifianakis and is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a while.