Happy Land by anneri

Happy Land

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Added: Jan 12, 2013
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"Happy Land" was inspired by part of a song by They Might Be Giants, entitled "Particle Man". The lyrics in questions are:

Universe Man, Universe Man
Size of the entire universe, man
Usually kind to smaller man
Universe Man
He's got a watch with a minute hand
Millenium hand and an eon hand
And when they meet it's a happy land
Powerful man, Universe Man

If you've never heard that song (and maybe if you have) that must sound like the dumbest collection of words to inspire a picture. But I love that song! Catchy, fun, and nonsensical. Besides, it was fun to create. I need no other reason.

I actually started this image traditionally, creating a very loose underpainting in acrylics. After that, I scanned it and painted over the scan, adding all the details until virtually none of the underpainting is visible.

Medium: Acrylics, Photoshop CS
Completed: Feb. 16, 2010

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