The Thief of Bagdad

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 waiting for the right pose from one of our girls (Wyatte, that's you) to help me finish the lounging artist's model on the right.  One of these days Wyatte will twist around on her back and throw her legs in the air and I'll be right there with a camera.


The Idol

The Hare God is watched over by the Temple Salukis.


Saluki Skydivers

I'm probably alone in wanting to see Salukis skydiving.  
A beautiful bitch on the ground, more hounds floating to Earth.
The parachute trailing off behind, a huge burst of color and pattern.
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.


Weeping Superboy

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.  

So full of feeling.


Saluki Calendar 2012

I've been struggling with this drawing for a week now. This is the third time I've drawn it!  In the other versions, the diner with her hounds were depicted larger with no one else in view. Putting the other diners into the composition makes things a little more dynamic.