Tuesday, July 10, 2007

"Cloud Cover Sun"


Here's another ACEO with a story. I sketched this idea out in my sketchbook, and liked how it looked. When I did the actual card, however, the face in the clouds looked just like William Shatner, circa early Star Trek. Not really what I was going for. I modified him a bit, but once it was in my head, that likeness shone through no matter what I did. Even the elfin ears didn't do the trick... he just looked like James T. Kirk making fun of Mr. Spock. Then the sun's face, looking at him with those dramatic eyes, had me hearing voices... "She's an android, Jim!"

I listed the card. (No mention of Shatner) It was the first of this extensive series that did not get a single bid. I was going to tuck him away for future amusement, but I decided to relist instead, and he became my first European sale! So, Jim Kirk and his android girlfriend (or maybe it's Yeoman Rand?) are living in Brussels, Belgium now.

The End.

4 comments:

Gillian said...

Soo, your ACEO boldly goes where other ACEOs have not ....

LOL - that did make me laugh. xxx

Gillian said...

Where have you got to, Liz? Hope you're ok. xxx

Liz P said...

Hi Gillian! Thanks for thinking of me! I try to always be ok, even when "things" may not be. I'm ashamed at how much time has passed since I've posted any art. Things should settle down somewhat soon, and I'm looking forward to getting something done!

Robyn said...

I confess, now you've put it into my head, I see Kirk too. Very well drawn though. I really enjoyed this amusing post, Liz and congratulations on your first European sale.