Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Rat Who Would Be King


Here is the finished painting for the Fragile Earth show. Tho colors are not true but this is how it showed up from the scanner, I could have played in photoshop to try and match but that's me. I really had fun with this one and look forward to seeing all the other work created for the show. There will be an opening so I'll let you know about that. Everybody loves landfill. You can check out the rough I did for this one by clicking HERE

12 comments:

larry said...

I like that the rat has a piece of it's ear bitten off...Must have tangled with Mike Tyson.

Hans Jenssen Illustration said...

Altogether a different kind of rat to the one that lives in a cage in Arne's room, likes to run up people's sleeves and steal their dinner. Gorgeous painting as ever. You must have used some baby French beans for all the fine fur...

Art with Liz said...

This is really WOW Stephen! What a message!

Ilan S. said...

This came out great. I really like the contrast between warm and cool colors, and the low perspective.

Sheila said...

Woohoo!!! Almost want to have a rat on my wall.

Pyracantha said...

I wish I had painted this. I am stuck doing pretty pictures.

Munich Newman said...

Really good result, love the ear too.
I agree with Hans about the fur and beans, in the event you used a different veggie, pray do tell.

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks everyone, I had a great time with this one and now it's finished I can dispose of all those McDonald's and KFC cartons I've had sitting on my desk. Hopefully that's the last time I have to go dumpster diving.

Tristan Alexander said...

I like the enclusion of all the fast food packages but I think in one of the earlier sketches you had a tire that really worked in the background. I looked at the finished picture close and saw a tire but it just didn't have the impact the earlier sketch had. Nice picture ultimatly, well done.

Stephen Gardner said...

Yes Tristan, I somehow lost the tire but I might yet do a little more on this one so it could make a come back. Thanks for paying attention.

Sandy said...

Wow, this really has a "feeling" to it, great job.

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks Sandy, I was trying to make it look a little disturbing.