Saturday, May 23, 2009

Golden Girls!


Hi! There were so many 80's tv shows and movies I wanted to do, I had a hard time picking one but I went with the Golden Girls. I know, they are not exactly "cool" or whatever, but you know you watched too!

BUT my Golden Girls has a horror story to it... upon completion (it's a digital painting) I accidentally over-wrote the original (large) file and only have this web-sized version. I put a lot of time into this piece, it taught me to be more careful with digital stuff. Anyone have suggestions on how to recover or increase my pixels, I'm open to them! I'm going to see if there's any way I can get a half-way decent print for the show or I will start on one of the many other 80's things I love. So for now, here are the girls... I hope you get to see them again!

9 comments:

chriswhetzel said...

Hello, sorry to hear about the overwrite; its a great piece! to avoid this (we have all done something similar), I actually keep backups of current projects on a flashdrive that sits right next to my desk. It becomes habit very easily.

Oh, and NO offense, but that one pan tin on the wall looks like a penis. But if that was your intention, its really well done. Actually, it makes me like the piece even more.

Chogrin said...

Man, what a great portrait. Sorry to hear that happened to you. Working digitally the last couple of years has made me aware that all my work could be wiped out very easily. I have two external hardrives that I constantly put backups in.

Even though the 80s show was supposed to be cartoons, movies, and video games, this would of made a great addition.

That penis pan is pretty special too. lol.

minder s. said...

This is awesome. Shame about the file. If we're keeping count, I too, noticed the schlong.

mcillustrator said...

haha, thanks everyone! the penis pan was completely intentional- they really had that pan in the show... it was on the wall that would be to the right though. i always thought it was a strange thing.

joe- sorry for not sticking to the guidelines, i though all tv shows of the 80s were ok... thought i saw the a-team and alf as suggestions?
sorry!!!

i'm trying to save the girls by incorporating it into a new piece, i'll keep you posted!

tom said...

coming from someone who had to sit through this show every saturday night, this piece is phenomenal. totally captures that lemon-ass kitchen. and the cake pan rules!

Andrew J. Scott said...

Outstandingly good. Well done. You best be putting a price on this one because I'm pretty sure it'll sell at the show.

Jude Buffum said...

Hey Jim, you could try running it through Illustrator's Live Trace. The looseness will look a little more Van Gogh than the original, but since it's vector you can enlarge it to any size. Just my .02 Great piece BTW

mcillustrator said...

thanks everyone! jude- great idea, i'm going to give it a try! thank you.

pw! said...

whaddayaMEAN this isn't in the guidelines??? this is totally in the guidelines!!! it's the 80s!!!!!! and it's the GOLDEN GIRLS!!! hilarious, of all things 80s this is what you picked. thank you for painting this, and "thank you for being a friend..."

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