Rhythm of Life
Sweet Charity follows the story of a dance hall girl named Charity, desperate for another life. Ten years later and maybe Charity would have been written as a full fledged prostitute--the implication throughout the musical. She meets a nice, respectable man outside of work and he takes her to his free-spirit church. That's when the hippies sing about the rhythm of life.
The movie had Sammy Davis, Jr as the minister, and I'm sure that that influenced my casting a little. His dance pushed the design a little too close to Fame, however and Sammy's Davis-ness disappeared. I do like the design of Charity and tho I ran out of time in painting her date, as a dancehall escort, her johns were pretty anonymous.
As an image, things got a little soft and digital. But I like some of the colors happening in his skin and shirt.
Posted by Wilson Swain