Posts Tagged ‘The Maltese Falcon’

Wimpy vs. The Hamburglar

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

It took me all summer, but I finally finished my latest digital painting:

I know that Wimpy doesn’t sound like Edward G. Robinson, but that’s the voice I imagine him to have when I look at this painting. “Those burgers are mine, see! Let go of ’em, or else it’s curtains for ya!” And if Wimpy is Edward G. Robinson, then it’s fun to imagine Peter Lorre as The Hamburglar. “You stupid fat man! I may have brought a knife to a gun fight, but I doubt you even know how to use that thing!” Whoever wins this dual, I think it’s safe to say that sometimes crime DOES pay.

I’m pretty happy with how the gun came out. Drawing mechanical objects and props isn’t my specialty, but I think I pulled it off OK this time.