Friday, May 28, 2010

For a bunny.

This is a gift for my friend (and muse) Muffin Von Chub.
Her bunny is sick and she was talking about her eventual departure to the "great garden in the sky."
It was so sweet that I really wanted to paint it as best I could.  The style is fairly different than my normal style but I was trying for more illustrative, like a Golden Book.  I had to wrestle my program a bit to get where I did but I wish to try a few more paintings this way because I like the general idea.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

We don't need no stinkin' badges!

It's Cinco de Mayo. I am aware of that.  I am pretty good at recognizing holidays.
So last night, as I was going to sleep after reading Stephen King's Dark Tower - The Gunslinger, it occurred to me that I should do a "black velvet painting" to honor Cinco de Mayo and that it should be a gun slinging kinda of pinup.  And then, I shouted, as I often do, thanks to the movie UHF, "WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' BADGERS!" which startled my husband who was trying to sleep, and I was reminded of the movie "Treasure of Sierra Madre" and then I pictured something close to this painting in my mind.   I must also say that I was inspired by the black velvet world in the X-BOX video game, "Psychonauts" (which is an AWESOME game, all the way, but the end stage is freaking impossible. Like totally.. =[ ).

So here it is, STINKIN' BADGES!:

Look at it big, her face looks wonky all small like.