Scott and I just wrapped up an art show. It was called "Art Remains" and it was a complete and utter failure. It's as if there wasn't art on the walls at all. I think it was the venue, personally. Just not a coffee shop people hang out in to consider ink and paint, arranged to form discernable shapes. Also, the staff was unhelpful enough that I will avoid said location from here on in, at least until those slack-jawed yokels go back to school and the place is re-staffed.
And is it too much to ask that the woman behind the counter shave her omnipresent and disturbingly prominant mustache? Is she aware of it? Is it something you bring up while ordering hot chocolate? And how would you broach such a topic? "Ma'am, are you going for a traditional handlebar or something more exotic?" That seems too severe.
Anyway. The point is, Art Remains underperformed. It's time to take a break from dinosaurs, folks. Bizarrely, nobody responds to them. A new subject is required. And, in fact, it will be required very quickly--we have been invited to partake in a Halloween-themed art show in...get this...an actual studio. The catch? We'll be in London for the better part of the month, so all of our contributions have to be out the door by the 15th. Well, I'm going to take the plunge. Scott still hasn't made up his mind, but I'm sure he can get one good piece ready by then.
For me, I can work on some art I've always meant to experiment with but haven't had the time or an excuse to do so. One of those subjects is pin-up girls. You see the first draft of one of a trio of pin-up girls I'm going to draw in Halloween garb. This particular vixen will be a succubus (plural, "succubi;" masculine, "incubus"). She'll have wings and horns and some kind of clothing (I haven't decided). She will also be in color, alongside two other gals: a harpy and Medusa. My reference for the succubus is Shannon Stewart, a.k.a. Ms. June 2000 (that's her centerfold). The face is my own design, with different bits taken from different Frank Cho faces, and I moved her inward angle of her back up. It looked somehow wrong in the centerfold.
I can't decide whether to make her wings outstretched or folded back. Outstretched would require a very long piece of paper, but it might make for a cool effect. And what should she be wearing? What do succubi wear?
The other two pieces will be Great Lord Cthulhu and...something else. I haven't decided. So that's what happin'in' kiddies.