Monday, October 14, 2013

Anya Takes her Paddling (10-14-13) SOLD

"Anya," Ink & Marker on 8 1/2" x 11" Bristol, $39.95

So I thought I'd be tricky with the design on this one.  I thought I could use patterned pillows arranged similarly to comic-book "thought balloons" to help express Anya's feelings during her paddling.  I wonder if it worked?

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  1. Well, once noticing the pillows (I can't say that I took notice at first or even third glance at this piece) I'd say they do work! Quite amusing. Also Anya.

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    1. Very Anya, in fact! We probably shouldn't pick on the poor girl so much, but she does seem to enjoy it, after all. I'm pretty sure she instigates her own punishments most of the time.

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  2. Well, I do see more hearts than stars, which makes sense considering it's Anya, so yes, I think it works. Like the way her rear mirrors the heart-shaped pillow, too. The Dutch angle adds to the comic book feel as well, creating a nice sense of movement through the entire piece.

    Also, the ambiguous nature of the pose is quite sexy (shoot, the pose period is quite sexy). Anyway, while it's obvious the situation Anya finds herself in, the narrative aspects could go in several different directions, for those of us who like to speculate on such things. Whatever the storyline is, though, one can't deny Anya is taking her paddling, and loving it! Wow, I just noticed there are some extremely scary puns implied in the last sentence for fans of 60s TV...and loving it...max...well...smart...I'll stop now.

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  3. Even if it doesn't work on a conscious level, I think it is there subconsciously.- at any rate - Love this piece.

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