Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Scary Toys

As promised, here's the model for my painting, "M U R D E R":


And here's his buddy:


Seriously, are these scary or what?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Secret Life of Toys, the Serial Killer Edition

"M U R D E R !"

Before you get all panicky, take a deep breath and remember the #1 rule in Wibbley World - "Nothing bad ever happens," so we should be safe. Hey, I just noticed that looks just like my house he's leaving - I don't think I like that!

I painted this ACEO for the May Nibblefest contest, "The Secret Life of Toys." This is a portrait (from life, something I don't do a lot!) of an actual marionette I have along with his demented brown bear associate, and I swear I can hear them saying "mmmuuurrrdddeeerrr" when they think I'm not paying attention. These are some seriously disturbing looking "toys" (I'm not sure when they were made, the heads are composition though so they're pretty old), maybe they were designed to keep the naughty children in check.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Secret Life of Toys

"I thought that kid would NEVER go to sleep! And where the heck is Andy, he was supposed to be here 15 minutes ago?!!"

Dolls these days!! I guess it's true that you just can't get good help anymore. On the other hand, at least she's not stealing the jewelry or breaking the fine china.

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This is my latest Nibblefest entry, our theme this month is "The Secret Life of Toys." All entries start at just 99¢, no reserve!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Illustration Friday - Contagious

Those measles sure are contagious, aren't they! But that doesn't mean that you can't still have fun, especially when your best friend gets them at the same time.

3" x 4" Genesis heat-set oils

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Illustration Friday - Parade

It's been a long time since I participated in Illustration Friday, so I thought I'd enter this one since the topic is "Parade":

"The Parade"
3"x3", oil on illustration board

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mr. Sainesbury

Mr. Sainesbury
American Gentleman

Mr. Sainesbury is looking quite proper and dignified in his bowler hat, bow tie and pipe, it's easy to see why the nickname for the Boston Terrier is the "American Gentleman". Of course whoever came up with that nickname obviously never met Mr. Wiggles, the alter-ego of Mr. Sainesbury. In fact, if Sainesbury had gone to medical school, I'd venture to say that these two were the Jekyll and Hyde of Dogdom. In case you've forgotten Mr. Wiggles, here's a recent pic:

Mr. Wiggles*
Unspiration for this painting

Don't get me wrong, we love Mr. Wiggles dearly, he's just not particularly dignified.