Finally finished Banks of the Ohio, another murder ballad, and I'm going to start on John Henry this week. It's difficult to portray the fight scene in a realistic way- I show him pulling a knife and forcing her to fall back into the water where she eventually drowns. I've used a pink pastel pallette to soften the image.
Here are a few close-ups:
Here's the villan sing the song
I asked my love to take a walk...
He pulls a knife and plunges her into the Ohio River
Stood and watched as she floated down...