Sunday, August 27, 2006
Beauty and the Bear...
To post...or not to post. That is the question.
Ah, what the hell, here he is.
Anyone who knows me knows that my favorite movie is King Kong. Not the most recent Peter Jackson version, but the 1933 classic. So when it came time to do my customized Grumpy Bear, the choice seemed simple. I based my piece on one of the many vintage 1933 poster images, gaudy colors and all. The Empire State Building tower is an inverted tin flower pot with a few rubber washers for windows, and matte board and wood for various other details. In Grumpy Kong's right paw is a roughed up Sopwith Camel bi-plane. In his left paw is his lady love, Strawberry Shortcake. The only things I have left to do is decals on the plane's wings and a nameplate I am designing at the moment. It was hard to get a real good photo, so I hope everyone likes him better in person.