IF: Melancholia: The Blue Demon

This was done during a weeklong project with the esteemed Gary Kelley, recipient of the Hamilton King Award for Illustration, wonderful inspiring man, inquisitive brain and all round terrific person from Iowa. Sigmund Freud was the first person to really put a name to that blue feeling that folks from Ancient Rome forward would talk about, but not capture as a true state. This illo is a portrait of Freud with one of those blue demons curled around his shoulders, speaking in his ear.