According to many religious beliefs, Hell is an afterlife of suffering where sinners are punished. In art and literature, Hell is either depicted or described as an underground inferno. And, in popular culture, Hell is the place where the Devil lives. The Devil is usually depicted as a red horned creature that carries a pitchfork.
My question is, in Beck‘s song ‘Devil’s Haircut‘, is he referring to the horns? Or, does the Devil actually have hair? And, if the Devil does have hair, what kind of haircut is it?
Above is my quick drawing of the Devil. It is sort of an upside-down flame with horns. Over the next week or so, I encourage all of you to print out this blank sketch, and draw/colour/paint your idea of the Devil’s haircut. What type of haircut will it be? Will it be an afro, a mohawk, a mullet, or a buzz cut? And, will it be red? Or, will you be daring enough to make it a completely different colour? The possibilities are infinite, so use your imagination, and have fun:) When you’ve completed your artwork, please scan or take a picture of it and email it back to me. Then, I’ll create a wicked cool slideshow with all of the devilish hairstyles that I receive=:)
Here is my Devil’s haircut painted with watercolours.
Isn’t he evil?? =:)