There’s a perfectly good explanation for this….
No, I’m not producing hentai/shunga tentacle porn fan art. It’s a housewarming gift for some good friends that just moved back to Saskatoon. She’s into unicorns and he’s into… well… Lovecraftian Horror (among other things…). In my mind’s eye I originally envisioned this as a diptych – one picture with a unicorn rearing, the other with a large tentacle-creature… but I lacked the time… or just go lazy… (if spending the time I spent painting this can be considered “laziness”…). I also imagined each of them being about twice as big… but didn’t have the materials at the time… so…
(Remember: click on the pictures below to see a slightly larger version)
Tentacle Creature Loves Pretty Unicorn, 2010, Acrylic on MDF, 42x32cm
I really need to learn how to take better pictures of my paintings… or be a bit more patient and wait for the varnish to dry… or maybe a clever combination of the two.
The title kind of comes from my daughter who, while I was painting it, seemed to be under the impression that the tentacle creature was trying to "hug" the unicorn and that they were going to "get married"...?