Wednesday, September 10, 2008

hello coyote car!

Do I really need to explain this?




It's a coyote driving a car. Two important things to know: One, I love coyotes, I think they're super cool and if I could I would have one for a pet, and two, I also really love fantastic, slightly boxy but still futuristic classic cars. I nearly flip out every time I see a Dodge Dart drive by, or a Ford Fairlane with its giant tail lights like a pair of glowing pie pans. I earnestly tried to get my dad to buy me one, as my first car, but to no avail. So here's a combo of two of my great loves: amazing old cars and indigenous animals.

I painted it with real paint! Gouache, acrylic, and a little colored pencil.

Here are the color tests that I did before I began the actual painting, which as you can see, look awful. There is a lot to be said for execution.



So there, Ed! Ask and you shall receive! One colored coyote driving a car. Cheers!

11 comments:

pumml said...

Hi Brigette, I love the coyote painting and the rest of your blog!

Team Diana said...

http://dailycoyote.blogspot.com/

You've been there right? Because you oughta.

brigette b said...

Diana, that's amazing, and also: there's also a book that just came out about a woman who has an owl as a pet for 19 years. It's a must read!

amelia said...

Adorable! I wonder where that coyote is going...?
I haven't been to Swains yet, but everyone keeps talking about it! Just went to Blick last Saturday and made a museum trip too, to the norton simon because we got in for free! Fun day.

Why Edward Juan? said...

THANKS GETTE! Where is he going? shopping for food? I hope he's going to buy a suit. That will be pretty sweet. Wow, you put a lot of thought into this. I usually don't do thumbnails until I run into a wall. I should thumb more.

Terri said...

Love your blog Brigette! everything is coordinated so nicely. I love the fonts you use for all your links.

samacleod said...

Love your foxes.

jen phifer said...

found your blog courtesy of the post on etsy tonight. that painting is too awesome. i used to have a '60 ford falcon that died an untimely death when someone was decided i was a good target for insurance fraud. my dream car is a '64 ford falcon futura.

Estela said...

oh man, i love this too much! very cool

rose-a-petits-pois said...

Dah ! So sweet !!!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Just spotted a coyote last weekend on our way to the coast and snapped some pics--might post them to our Flickr (link on blog). Your car drawings are too cool!