What do you do when your only goal in life is to join the Army but for some reason or other they just won’t let you in? What he was actually after was to be able to wear camouflage without everyone taking the mickey out of him. Whether he dons desert, arctic, forest or urban camo he just can’t get a break and people ridicule him for his obsession. What is a man meant to do when all he wants is to wear camo?
Well you could do what Tony here did and progress from just wearing camouflage to becoming camouflage. Tony became so good at it he would just melt in to his surroundings so no one could see him at all. ‘So how did you manage to paint him?’ I hear you ask. Well, let me tell you. I was in the studio playing around with some watercolours when out of the corner of my eye I was sure I saw something move. I know a thing or two about and the game of hide and seek and having had an exorcism just one week previously I knew it wasn’t a ghost. I did the only thing I knew which was to stay impossibly still and play the waiting game with this sucker. After almost 4 hours the game was mine due to Tony blinking whilst i was staring at the wall in front of me. Artistic super powers of observation for the win.
It is A4 is size and made using the magic of watercolour and charcoal drop us a line if interested.
We’ve all heard of the terrible plight of the Orca whales at Seaworld but a lesser known avian relative – the Orca Hawk – has recently come under the media spotlight as its Arctic home is threatened by the spectre of global warming. Luckily for humanity it currently only lives in the Arctic and can sustain flight for just 2 minutes so it’s no direct threat for humanity as yet. When the day comes when they either learn to swim or use the crumbling ice shelf to travel south we’re going to be in for a bit of trouble. Currently they are happy preying on seals and polar bears but as any intrepid explorer who has been in that part of the world will tell you these birds are intelligent, predatory and will stop at nothing to have you as a light afternoon snack if they’re feeling a bit peckish. So perhaps the Orca Hawk Preservation Society isn’t the best idea…
Title: Orca Hawk
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, ink, charcoal, gold leaf, dymo and watercolour.
Size: 59 x 31cm
So, our good friends put a picture of their new baby girl up on Facebook with a caption along the lines of ‘finally our little eskimo has arrived’. A few people thought that she was actually named Eskimo and much hilarity ensued (most of it along the lines of ‘have you really thought this through? Won’t she get grief at school?’).
At this point the muse demanded that I create a little Eskimo themed piece for them using one of their pictures of her as the basis. After some design and a bit of computer jiggery-pokery we have a little Eskimo girl outside her igloo on the frozen snowscape waiting patiently for her parents to come back with some tasty seal or arctic fox for her lunch. Now they just need to get it printed and framed and they have a nice memento of their first baby related internet gaffe. Oh how they’ll laugh in years to come…
edit: Since doing a little research after writing the post it would seem that perhaps Eskimo is a perjorative word. So, apologies to any Inuit-Yupik’s out there but the story just wouldn’t be the same if I changed it…