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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

i was commissioned to do this painting inspired by The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. it's really cool because just after i received the request, another person that had gotten one of my free paintings sent me a bunch of books to say thanks and one of them happened to be The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy! crazy. i'd read the book before... actually, listened to it as a book on tape while i painted. but not the painting you'd think. i had a job painting walls for a while. just plain old white. actually, it was winter wheat. but i digress. i'd read the book but it was a while ago so i had to read through some key chapters as research for the painting. it depicts the planet magrathea that has two suns. the tennis shoe looking thing is actually a space ship with an "improbability drive". that drive just turned two missles into the petunia and sperm whales you see floating in space. the sperm whale has become self aware while the petunias think, "Oh no, not again." i dunno, it's a weird book. but it's defintely striving to be a weird book.


katie said...

hahaha. best. painting. EVER. you totally made my day.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! You are an amazing artist!!!! It's my fav book!!

Anonymous said...

This pic. is AWSOME!!!!!!! It's my fav. book, great job, really!
:) BETSY :)