Anyone who owns a Saluki will know this pose. There is a wonderful greyhound (and by extension sighthound) art appreciation from the Metropolitan Museum of art here. This pose is commented on.
This is the art for the month of March in my Saluki Calendar for 2012 for sale here (US shipping) and here for international shipping (shipping charges will be billed separately)
|Wyatte (above) and Shay (in orange) are the cover models. I love this picture of Wyatte, she is clearing a rise in the ice-plant, leaving a tiny explosion of sand. |
You can purchase the calendar here for shipping in the US and here for international shipping (shipping charges will be billed separately)
My inspiration for the Hare Idol (see below) is this scene from The Thief of Bagdad (1940). Sabu climbs up the inside of the great statue, fights a giant spider and steals the all seeing ruby eye.
Although there are so many wonderful figures that are made to receive peoples sincerest spiritual devotion, I prefer this amped up, stylized, motif mad version.
It's a terrifically fun movie too.
|I'm probably alone in wanting to see Salukis skydiving.|
|A beautiful bitch on the ground, more hounds floating to Earth.|
|It could be like D-Day with thousands and thousands of hounds filling the skies, ice cream cones, deflated mushrooms toppling over on the sands.|
A pretty regular feature in the late 60's Superboy comics was the crying Superboy.
Flipping though these old issues, not reading them, just looking at the art I was struck by this recurring show of weakness.
Divorced from the gimmicky plots, these images suggested filled stories filled with the teen angst, hormonal hysterics of a wonderfully sensitive protagonist.
His skin can deflect bullets, but insult, heartbreak, longing pierce it easily.
I prefer this Superboy.
Page 4 will feature some adventure fantasy motifs and one panel is inspired by these wonderful Sea Devils covers, some of the best by Russ Heath (the bottom two). For much of the book's run the covers included gray tones! The shading really must have made the book pop on the spinning racks of the day.